[Ed. – Far from preventing it, he’s causing it.]
“Systemic racism” has apparently become America’s fatal flaw. Best described as policies and institutions designed to discriminate on the basis of race, systemic racism has become the rallying cry of radicals seeking to overthrow the foundations of American society.
Paradoxically, some of the places most vigorously lambasted as systemically racist are the most racially diverse in leadership, or otherwise detached from overt racist influence. Inequality-burdened cities like Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. are run by black or Democratic mayors, police chiefs, city council members, and school superintendents. The biggest problems facing these cities today have not to do with race (or Republicanism) but with failing local leadership, poor-performing school systems, a lack of school choice, and ineffective police forces. To reduce these complex, socially entrenched problems to “systemic racism” is to dodge accountability and blind oneself to their true causes.