The BIG Lie: America is systemically racist.
Response: It is absolutely not true. Yes, there are racists in America, just as there are racists in every nation. Racists can be black, brown, or white. It is what is in their hearts that distinguishes the bigots and the haters, not their skin color. It is true that America has had a troubled history of black slave exploitation and discrimination, and the treatment of native Americans was less than admirable; and for many years there was institutional racism. But that time is past. No race or nation is entirely innocent of past sins, and we are striving for a better future. We have made tremendous progress.
I have lived a long time, and I have known many people. I have white friends, black friends, and friends of other ethnicities. I love them as brothers and sisters, children of a loving God. I can truthfully say that I have personally known only one or two persons whom I considered to be racists, and I avoided them like the plague. Of course, I have seen racists on television, and I have heard them on radio – Hitler, George Wallace, Bull O’Connor, Louis Farrakhan, and Al Sharpton are a few who come to mind. These are the sorts of people who tear us apart.
America is not a racist country. To state that sort of nonsense is to propagate a lie.
Love one another, my friends.