I care about everybody. If you're a young African American, an immigrant, you can go anywhere in this state. You just need to be conservative, not liberal. — Sen. Lindsey Graham
I care about everybody. If you're a young African American, an immigrant, you can go anywhere in this state. You just need to be conservative, not liberal. — Sen. Lindsey Graham
Sen. Lindsey Graham says systemic racism doesn't exist in the United States
  • In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," Sen. Lindsey Graham said systemic racism does not exist in the US.
  • "The vice president is of African American-Indian descent," he said. "So our systems are not racist."
  • Systemic racism is known to benefit white people across American institutions like law enforcement and education.
"The vice president is of African American-Indian descent," he continued, referring to Kamala Harris. "So our systems are not racist. America's not a racist country."

Extensive research and data illustrate how systemic racism in the United States makes basic experiences like banking, education, and interactions with law enforcement vastly different for people of color compared to white people.


Wallace asked Graham about systemic racism specifically within policing, which Graham also denied.

"Within every society, you have bad actors. The Chauvin trial was a just result," he said on "Fox News Sunday."

... This is not the first time Graham has made controversial remarks about racism and people of color.

Last October, Graham said Black people are safe in South Carolina — but only if they are not liberal.

"I care about everybody," Graham said, speaking at a forum for South Carolina Senate candidates. "If you're a young African American, an immigrant, you can go anywhere in this state. You just need to be conservative, not liberal."
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