During a virtual town hall earlier this month, Democrat lawmaker Lucy McBath claims “the country was founded on racism. Racism is in every fiber of our country,” she added.”
“What has been happening these last few years, I have to be honest, I think that a lot of the upheaval and the uprising that we’ve been experiencing since 2016,”McBath said. “I think a lot of it is a great backlash to having President Barack Obama for eight years.”
“I think that there are demographics of people in the country that are afraid,” she continued. ” They are afraid of the browning of America. They are afraid that the power and authority that they have is slipping through their hands.”
“I think what we’ve seen since 2016 has been an awakening for America. People who thought, ‘oh, racism doesn’t really exist.’ Racism, the country was founded on racism. Racism is in every fiber of our country,” she added.
“We’re in a reckoning right now. I think the United States of America has come to a reckoning that we’ve got a lot of work to do yet,” McBath also said. “We’ve not arrived yet with what people want to brush under the rug and say, ‘oh, we’ve arrived, we’re a post-racial society.’ We are not, and until we are able to not only acknowledge our history of racism, bigotry and discrimination — I think everyone now is recognizing that — but we’ve got to go beyond recognizing it.”