“The people who use it don’t have any clear idea what they’re saying,” Thomas Sowell tells Mark Levin.
In an interview with TV host Mark Levin, Thomas Sowell said about systemic racism that the term has no definitive meaning.
“You hear this phrase, ‘systemic racism’ [or] ‘systemic oppression.’ You hear it on our college campuses,” Mark Levin told Sowell in Sunday nights show.” You hear it from very wealthy and fabulously famous sports stars. What does that mean? And whatever it means, is it true?”
“It really has no meaning that can be specified and tested in the way that one tests hypotheses,” Sowell responded. “It does remind me of the propaganda tactics of Joseph Goebbels during the age of the Nazis, which he supposed to have said, ‘People will believe any lie if it is repeated long enough and loud enough.'” Also Read– Two Pinterest employees say they faced racial discrimination at work
“It’s one of many words that I don’t think even the people who use it have any clear idea what they’re saying,” Sowell explained. “Their purpose served is to have other people cave in.”
“They’re absolute hypocrites,” Levin said of leftists. “They claim they want equality for all. They claim that there’ll be the withering away of the … police departments … and yet every time you look at a Marxist state, it is an authoritarian, top-down, centralized police state.”
Sowell continued to discuss the insignificance of systemic racism.
“I have no idea what they mean, and I’m not sure they have any idea what they mean, in the sense that you can ask them a factual question and get a factual answer,” Sowell told Levin last month.
“For example, one of the things I came across in writing a previous book was the poverty rate between blacks and whites,” Sowell said. “And, if I remember the numbers correctly, something like 22% of blacks were in poverty, 11% of whites were in poverty. Which, ‘Well, that shows the racism.'”
Sowell recently released his latest book titles “Charter Schools and Their Enemies” last month.