BEN SHAPIRO (HOST): This is where we really get to the crux of the systematic, racism argument. You say okay, so a lot of this is bad decision making, and individual decision making, that you can change. And they say you're right, that is the result of legacies of racism. And you say okay, what do you really want? Right? What do you want? And the answer is always, well, what we want is basically systemic injustice. What we would like is to treat the institutions of the United States as though they are unjust even though today they are not unjust. It's a logical argument where you, pull sort of, pull one hand over the other. You start with, history has consequences. Then you go to, all inequality is the result of history. And then you go from there to, and the corrective for that inequality is to do something unjust today.
Because there are no institutions in the United States that are legally systemically racist. It does not exist. I mean, it's illegal in the United States. You can't do that. And by the way, the only aspects of American life that are legally racist are legally racist on behalf of minority groups. Right? Affirmative action programs, for example.
And so, what is actually being requested? What's actually being requested is your acquiescence to the belief that if somebody does not succeed in American life, that is due to factors beyond their control. And therefore in your control. And the only way that you can absolve yourself of having victimized this person you have never met and never done anything to is to acquiesce to the complete rewriting of America's systems that generated this stuff in the first place, even if they've already been rewritten.