Tony Snow Was Right. Racism Isn’t A Big Deal Anymore

Over at The Raw Story, they’re trying to make hay with some comments Tony Snow made about racism back in 2003:

“Here’s the unmentionable secret,” Snow said on an October 2003 edition of Fox News Sunday, “racism isn’t that big a deal anymore.” Snow argued that “no sensible person supports” racism, arguing that the problem is “quickly becoming an ugly memory.”

Tony Snow was right, as Larry Elder has pointed out, most young, black Americans agree with him:

“Polls find young blacks less likely to call racism America’s No. 1 issue. A Time/CNN poll found 89 percent of black teens consider racism in their own lives to be “a small problem” or “not a problem at all.” Twice as many black teens as white believe that “failure to take advantage of available opportunities” is a bigger problem for blacks than discrimination.”

Does racism still exist? Absolutely. Are some people’s lives negatively impacted by racism? Absolutely. But, is racism a major impediment in the lives of Americans today? Not at all and as you’ve just read, it’s not just me saying that, an overwhelming majority of young, black Americans feel the same way.

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