— Steve Morris (@stevemorris__) October 9, 2020
Courtesy of Newsweek:
In a candidate forum with the South Carolina Senate race contenders, Senator Lindsey Graham has said he did not believe there was systemic racism in his state, insisting young black people would be safe, “as long as they’re conservative.”
After being asked about what legislation he proposed to end police brutality, he said he believed in law enforcement reform and that while the people behind the killing of George Floyd “was wrong and people should pay the price,” he went on to say that “what is happening in America… is a war on the police itself.”
“Do I believe that our cops are systemically racist? No. Do I believe that South Carolina is a racist state? No.,” he said. “To young people of color, to young immigrants, this is a great state.
“I am asking every African-American out there, look at my record,” he said, referring to how he supported historically black colleges and universities. “I care about everybody, if you are a young African-American, an immigrant, you can go anywhere in this state, you just need to be conservative not liberal.”
Graham did not explain how a police officer might know that a black person was a conservative instead of a liberal and whether it was okay to harass or shoot them or not.
Perhaps he is suggesting a series of badges or pins that the good conservative black people might wear to protect them from institutional racism or violence.
Of course, Lindsey Graham and his fellow racism deniers already have something like that, it is called white skin.