Tim Scott: 'Absolutely' Lingering Effect of Centuries of Racism, Discrimination in America

Tim Scott: 'Absolutely' Lingering Effect of Centuries of Racism, Discrimination in America


Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that while he does not believe America was a racist country, there were lingering effects from racism and discrimination of the past.

Anchor John Dickerson said, “Let me ask you about your- your theory about race. You said America is not a racist country. And your response to the president. The president has subsequently said he agrees with you. So there’s some common ground there. You’ve also said to suggest there aren’t racial challenges and patterns is for someone to be blind. And you’ve also said that- that the system is breaking the back and breaking the spirit of millions of people in our country. And you’re talking about Black Americans who are being affected by that system. So help people understand when you say it’s not a racist country, but then you do talk about a system that

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