“It’s not simply a question of asking, ‘Is the country racist?’ or even, ‘Are the police racist?’ We live in a system in which black life is devalued,” explains UC-Berkeley professor john a. powell, director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society.
“We should actually have a real conversation about race and what it means in the 21st century, even though we have an African-American president,” he says.
the thing to understand with this — and im talking from the position of a white person who has lived among & even been a part of republican groups in the past — is that this is not a slip of the tongue. this is not a slip of the tongue.
He’s going to backpedal here (IF he gets called out on it), but he didn’t misspeak, don’t let him say he did.
He didn’t accidentally reveal anything. Lt. gov Peter Kinder absolutely believes and is willing to publicly state that its ~~anglo american civilization~~~~~~ that is responsible for Justice and Laws and Democracy. This might not even seem like a Controversial Statement to him, and is the natural extension of the (equally fucked up and fucking Wrong) “we should preserve what our Founding Fathers wanted and the systems They Set Up founding fathers founding fathers founding fathers” argument/train of thought.