- May 18, 2020
No, I don't. There's racism just like there always has been but it's not systemic. How could there be systemic racism when we've seen a black president, NBA players are making millions of dollars, people are getting scholarships based on their race, etc., etc.?
For sure, systemic racism wouldn't guarantee all Black people (or more appropriately, all minorites) are affected. I don't believe it's that severe, for sure - we'd have a huge problem if it did. I do believe that it exists, though, and it exists enough that it's crossing some threshold (what that is, I don't know) that it's problematic for enough minorities that change would be beneficial to our country, as a whole. It only benefits everyone, in the long run.
But, fair enough, assuming there is no systemic racism for our discussion here, do you believe racism alone is worthy of protests or advocation of change? If not, what could be done that didn't make a lot of noise?