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Myth: Racism is no longer a problem in the United States.


The election of a black man (Barack Obama) to the highest office in the land proves that racism is no longer a problem, that we are now living in a "post-racial America".


  • 2020-10-08 "We shouldn't be talking about this. We shouldn't even be discussing this. I don't believe that there is racial discrimination going on. I absolutely don't." ... "But to sit here and tell and lie to people and say that that we are in a horrible racist situation in this country. I'd have to ask, how did Obama get to where he is? How did these professional sports ever get to where they are. There's nobody standing in the way of anything in this country." – Minnesota Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen (R)[1]
  • 2019-06-19 Mitch McConnell Says: 'We've Tried to Deal with Our Original Sin of Slavery... We’ve Elected an African American President.'
  • 2015-06-24 Is the problem 'racism' – or demonic evil? by Pat Boone (WorldNetDaily, via FtB) "As the president who came to office, a black man promising to bring people together, a man ideally suited for that job since you were born both black and white, you had a God-given chance to actually proclaim and demonstrate that racial divides and prejudice had greatly diminished and that our society was truly becoming colorblind. [...] you have continued to bring up and confess America’s past record of racial prejudice and indicate we “still have issues to resolve” pertaining to race – as if your very presence as twice-elected president of the United States doesn’t proclaim loud and clear that we as a people have largely, though not completely, put to rest any image of America as an ongoing "racist" nation. We are not!" -- apparently talking about racism is equivalent to nurturing it (though at least he admits that we haven't completely overcome racism)
  • 2015-01-31 Erik Rush's Intentional Ignorance: includes both the claim and some counterevidence


Racism has, if anything, gotten worse since Obama's election in 2008. Where racists apparently once felt compelled to keep their sentiments to themselves or among those of like mind, Obama's candidacy and eventual victory seems to have inspired them to share their idiocy much more openly.


Racism is alive and well in the UK, too:

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For eventual pages about white privilege:

  • "In Seattle, incomes grew dramatically for whites, Asians, blacks and multiracial people. But the gains were not across the board, as earnings for Hispanics stalled at around $49,000. [...] ... black households still lag behind the city’s other racial and ethnic groups, and earn less than half that of white households." [2]
  • 2017-02-08 The Big Reason Whites Are Richer Than Blacks in America (via): this is actually more about white privilege than racism


Side Note

Racism was of course a huge factor in drumming up opposition to Obama during the 2008 campaign, and appears to remain a major component of the unreasoning hatred many conservatroll followers seem to feel for him.

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