If anything still requires explanation in this Age of the Absurd, it’s what sort of genetic engineering (or conditioning through drugs and torture) produces people with this degree of barefaced gall:
Susan Rice, who lied on five Sunday News shows about Benghazi, claims that systemic racism cost the economy $16T.
“In the last 20 years, the U.S. had a GDP shortfall of $16 trillion due to discrimination against black Americans,” Susan Rice, director of the United States Domestic Policy Council, said during a speech at the National Action Network convention. “If we closed our racial gaps, we could add another $5 trillion to GDP over just the next five years. And in case you’re wondering, that’s not my math, that’s according to Citibank.”
She is talking about wealth redistribution, reparations, and justifying by making whites the cause of the wealth inequality.
She is quoting a ridiculous 2020 report by Citibank globalists. They were blaming the GDP shortfall on systemic racism. The report presents no proof of a system run by white people that keeps black and Hispanic people down. They conjure up their theory based on disparate outcomes. These ‘researchers’ aren’t talking about equality. They are talking about equity.
The claim is that without the black-white wage gap, $2.7 trillion in income would have been added for consumption or investment. That multiplied into $16T. This is just made up. The tale goes on from there.
It’s not a new variety of claim. Black race-hustlers have been attributing every shortcoming of their race to “systemic racism” for decades now. Thomas Sowell even noted it in The Vision of the Anointed, concerning a claim by Alicia Munnell of the Boston Federal Reserve that the difference in mortgage approval rates was due to racism. Here’s the critical exchange between Munnell and Peter Brimelow, quoted in the January 1993 issue of Forbes magazine:
Forbes: Did you ever ask the question that if defaults appear to be more or less the same among blacks and whites, that points to mortgage lenders making rational decisions?
Later in same the interview:
Munnell: I do believe that discrimination occurs.
Forbes: You have no evidence?
Munnell: I do not have evidence….No one has evidence.
Mind-boggling…but typical, as is Susan Rice’s wholly unsupported claim. But that’s what you get from racialist blacks given access to the media. Quoth the Buddha:
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it – no matter if I have said it! – except it agree with your own reason and your own common sense.