Watts: ‘I Believe In Systematic Racism, But I Don’t Believe That All Racism Is Systematic’ | MSNBC

Watts: 'I Believe In Systematic Racism, But I Don’t Believe That All Racism Is Systematic' | MSNBC 1

 

As the son of a police officer, former Rep. J.C. Watts offers his unique perspective on racism in police departments: “I believe in systematic racism, but I don’t believe that all racism is systematic.” Aired on 6/25/2020.
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Watts: 'I Believe In Systematic Racism, But I Don’t Believe That All Racism Is Systematic' | MSNBC

30 Comments on "Watts: ‘I Believe In Systematic Racism, But I Don’t Believe That All Racism Is Systematic’ | MSNBC"

  1. Reparations have to happen. It is the path to Justice.

  2. BehindTheMask | June 25, 2020 at 6:51 PM | Reply

    Outstanding political tap dance there son 💃

  3. He talking out both sides of his mouth.

  4. There is no good faith conversation that can go on without acknowledging the brutally racist legacy of America. IF folks are too silly to understand that, then we all deserve what comes next.

    • *Sam Harris*  Can We Pull Back From The Brink?  https://youtu.be/vmgxtcbc4iU

    • HOW can adults be encouraged to lose their self-deception sufficiently to gain the humility to learn?
      Brains are evolved – created in each individual, to scan all sensory information and consequently correct associative and evaluative errors.
      The reality-avoidance you see is NOT a functioning brain, not doing its dynamic job at every moment, of correcting extant and past heuristics – responses to the present moment.
      As a child, I “believed” that inclusive integration was occurring in my generation.
      This proved not to be true, and many later encounters, and I was disabused of the fictional notion i had erroneously created.
      Culture is what we model, demonstrate, without thinking. This demonstrating to all who have senses around us (I spent years in observing this occur in some other, wiser animals, but that’s another longer story), exactly what we as individuals and as members of our groups and species, are most likely to do, and to construct in our minds.
      ALL brains do this. Otherwise brains would not exist. they evaluate likelihoods based upon experience, memory, emotional salience.
      We must ourselves be kind, and circumspect about every word we emit, every signal we send. This is the only way to change, as we contain experiences and responses that jump out of us , often different, in each encounter, each behavior , observed by the more brilliant minds of developing young.
      I have less hope or belief that the obstinate, fearful old can change. (it’s based on neuroscience of cognition and behavior. Learning enough of that stuff can help elders WHO WANT TO CHANGE, to pause before action or speech – their only way out of rigid, false, and destructive error)

  5. We’ve lost the conversation once we started to explain what racism is to racist people.

  6. Jonathan Palacios | June 25, 2020 at 7:00 PM | Reply

    Time to file. File BIG!

  7. Sam Boudreau | June 25, 2020 at 7:03 PM | Reply

    hmmm sounds like he is on viagra and ex-lax not sure if he is coming or going

  8. Saynoto Socialists | June 25, 2020 at 7:21 PM | Reply

    The founder of B E T is calling for BLM to form their own party because of democrats taking black voters for granted for years

  9. Donald Ray Bohanan Jr | June 25, 2020 at 7:28 PM | Reply

    He “believe(s) in systemic racism,” which explains why he doesn’t believe it is all systemic.

  10. Clayton Bigsby tried to smoke a dude outside of CHOP.

  11. William Mallory | June 25, 2020 at 7:42 PM | Reply

    Very educated.

  12. pax und peace | June 25, 2020 at 8:04 PM | Reply

    Agreed.

  13. angus the cat | June 25, 2020 at 8:06 PM | Reply

    hey chuck do a show from chop

  14. william carter | June 25, 2020 at 8:16 PM | Reply

    There’s about non of answer as you’ll ever get about any question regardless of subject!!

  15. Systematic and systemic are different things.

  16. Once again Chuck Todd lets them get away with nonsense. He gotta go!

  17. Richard Hunt | June 25, 2020 at 9:27 PM | Reply

    Racism is something you’re taught ,not something you’re born with !! 🇺🇸👍

  18. Tommy Westbrook | June 25, 2020 at 9:30 PM | Reply

    Someone don’t like my true story

  19. Christophe Breland | June 25, 2020 at 10:01 PM | Reply

    We need to work to change how we view race. Our culture makes race a key part of how we see other people. While how they act and where they grew up are more accurate of judging a person than who they physically are how they were born. Saying a person is so white or so black needs to stop. Behavior is not defined in a person’s DNA. Just cuz a person looks similar to someone else doesn’t mean they are similar or that there is an automatic bond. I understand why it was important for black americans to work in solidarity for civil rights but as time moves on we need to stop this and hopefully move on. So Americans are Americans. Like Dr. King said judge a person by the content of their character not the color of their skin

  20. Racism Recovery Center, LLC. | June 25, 2020 at 10:39 PM | Reply

    Systemic racism is an amalgamation of individual racists who enact policies, procedures, and laws that oppress people on the macro level.

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