Tucker Carlson portrays white people as the real victims of racism

Tucker Carlson portrays white people as the real victims of racism 

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From the January 16 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:

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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): So the consensus is the racism is on the right, only conservatives can be racist. So that raises a few questions. What exactly is racism? What does it look like? How do you know if you are racist? And so we have a handy checklist for you. Get a pen and follow along, see if you can answer the questions. 

A racist, what would a racist do? A racist would support treating people differently based purely on their skin color. They'd hand out jobs and contracts and college admissions letters based on your DNA, rather than anything that you had done. They'd also say that some people's opinions don't matter because of their skin color. That would be a racist statement, wouldn't it? They would ridicule people regularly on the basis of their skin color. Racism? Yeah. They would also believe in race-based retribution, most ominously. That means people of one race paying the price today for actions, decades or centuries ago, by people they may not have any relationship to at all other than a similar appearance. What would that be? Well, that would be the definition of racism, right? People like this might even cancel activist marches if too many people of the wrong color showed up. What is that if not racism? They might also write op-eds saying they don't want their own children to be friends with people of another race. They might say a friendship like that would be impossible. That's what they would do. Does that sound like what Republicans are doing? I don't know. We'll let you decide.   

Previously:

Tucker Carlson's descent into white supremacy: A timeline​

Tucker Carlson guest calls "all the major marquee rappers," and Lebron James, anti-Semites ​

Tucker Carlson compares Don Lemon to 1960's segregationists ​

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