“Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country.”
So declared Sen. Tim Scott, a black Republican, in his televised rebuttal to Joe Biden’s address to Congress.
Asked the next day what he thought of Scott’s statement, Biden said he agrees. “No, I don’t think the American people are racist.”
Vice President Kamala Harris also agreed with Scott, “No, I don’t think America is a racist country.”
What makes these rejections of the charge of racism against America significant is that Biden and Harris both seemed to say the opposite after Derek Chauvin was convicted.