Larry Kudlow Doesn't Believe in Systemic Racism. That is Why I Know It's Real.
The height of white privilege is the ability to pretend my reality doesn't exist
Someone asked me the other day how I decide what to write. In all honesty, my process is simple.
Sometimes the catalyst is a news report that, in my opinion, doesn’t dig deep enough. At other times, something else spawns a thought. Maybe it’s a book I’m reading, or something one of my kids says. Most of the time, though, the thing that sparks my writing is usually one thing:
Something has pissed me off.
Whenever this happens, I corner the nearest unfortunate family member — usually one of my children — walking them through the who, what, and why of my anger.
My wife developed a perfect solution for these episodes.
Whenever I launch into one of my impromptu lectures, she heads me off at the pass with the following request:
“Why not just write about it?”
So here we are.
The news that various members of the Trump administration don’t think systemic racism exists in America, despite evidence to the contrary, is what prompted my latest household sermon.
Attorney General William Barr does not believe systemic racism is a problem in policing. Neither does the national security adviser, Robert C. O’Brien. Or Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
The reality of systemic racism in the U.S. — if not globally — is widely recognized by academics and policymakers.
Facts and figures aside, here’s why I am 100% certain that systemic racism is a real thing: