The South Carolina Republican made that comment on America in his rebuttal final week to President Biden’s first tackle to Congress. His remarks drew fireplace and racist feedback from those that disagreed together with his assertion that the US can not substitute one kind of discrimination with one other.
Twitter finally stepped in final week to cease a trending string of feedback that used the slur “Uncle Tim” to explain him within the wake of his feedback.
“I’ve been saying for a long time: America is not a racist country,” Scott mentioned. “The question is, is there a lingering effect after a couple of centuries of racism and discrimination in this nation. The answer is absolutely. The question we should be debating and fighting over is how do we resolve those issues going forward. One side says, ‘I’m going to take from some to give to others.’ Fighting bigotry with bigotry is hypocrisy, it just doesn’t work.”
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Scott pointed to his Republican colleagues as working exhausting to develop opportunites.
“One of the reasons why we have fought for and won the highest level of funding for historically black colleges, Republicans believing in that fight, is because I understand that if I can level the playing field in education, we will actually see human flourishing like we’ve never seen before,” he mentioned.
Face the Nation host John Dickerson additionally requested Scott in regards to the pandemic’s have an effect on on black communities.
“When you pass a Covid package with $2 trillion of spending, and in your package you hide in there: If you are a black farmer, we will give you resources, but if you are a white farmer, you’re excluded from those same resources. That’s taking from one to give them the other,” Scott mentioned. He is referring to a US Department of Agriculture initiative that has introduced quite a lot of lawsuits from white farmers.
“So we’re going to reverse that and call that a way of creating fairness in our country. That doesn’t really work,” Scott mentioned.
Republican @SenatorTimScott believes “America is not a racist country,” however has additionally mentioned the system is “breaking the again and breaking the spirit” of thousands and thousands of Black Americans.
How do these two statements coexist? He explains → pic.twitter.com/EXoDm9olaa
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) May 2, 2021