‘Exact definition of racism’: Bill Barr blasted for inane remarks on police shootings of Black men
Attorney General Bill Barr is under fire for what many are calling his racist remarks related to police shootings of Black men. Barr appeared on CNN Wednesday evening and made highly controversial and often false comments about race.
Among the most controversial, Barr said there are cases where Black people are treated differently in the justice system, but, “I don’t think that’s necessarily racism.”
Barr also insisted that it’s “very rare for an unarmed African American to be shot by a white police officer.”
He added that it’s a “false narrative” that the “police are on an epidemic of shooting unarmed Black men,” “I don’t think [racism] is as common as as some people suggest,” and “If anything’s been baked in [to the system] it’s a bias toward non-discrimination.” That last remarks left many wondering what he meant.
.@realdonaldtrump and AG Bill Barr stoke racism and their policies are the bedrock of systemic racism in our societ… https://t.co/4C33Ef90fP— American Bridge 21st Century (@American Bridge 21st Century)1599082271.0
Barr also insisted that systemic racism does not exist in U.S. police departments.
WATCH: Barr absurdly argues that there is no systemic racism in our criminal justice system and "if anything" there… https://t.co/s84dwUQyk3— DNC War Room (@DNC War Room)1599083004.0
AG Barr says its not racist... to be racist https://t.co/3dP6Qa7kVF— Sam Karimzadeh (@Sam Karimzadeh)1599086416.0
Barr was decimated on social media.
Barr on @cnn giving a master class in what racism is and isn't. No wonder the country is in the state its in.— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart)1599082803.0
George Orwell, 1984: - WAR IS PEACE. - FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. - IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH. Rudy Giuliani, 2018: - TRUTH I… https://t.co/2tnaK7BvO5— Richard Hine (@Richard Hine)1599085545.0
BARR: "There appears to be a phenomenon in the country where African-Americans feel that they're treated, when they… https://t.co/QWKGXttDHJ— Ryan Struyk (@Ryan Struyk)1599082812.0
@therecount AG Bill Barr is a blatant liar. We have data: Black people are killed by US police at a rate 3x higher… https://t.co/HBu2O3tFnk— KD (@KD)1599081964.0
No, it actually is. I mean, it’s, like, the exact definition of racism. https://t.co/A2MpGVKDim— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer)1599082553.0
@laurasweetjane Ugh. Watching now. Barr is the poster child for white supremacy. https://t.co/PwHAuhIG1X— Laura Whitfield (@Laura Whitfield)1599083575.0
Bill Barr does not believe in systemic racism.... Three years ago, an officer was filmed beating up a handcuffed B… https://t.co/QlD6GK6ATP— Gale Turner Strong (@Gale Turner Strong)1599084472.0
This is open white supremacy. Bill Barr cannot execute his job at DOJ if he openly espouses Black people are prone… https://t.co/jGxMyGqXQO— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞)1599083856.0
Rich people are treated differently but that's not privilege. Bill Barr is the poster boy for racism, misogyny & c… https://t.co/0MqZ8uUnL9— Miriam (@Miriam)1599082915.0
@eliehonig AG Bill Barr must explain this statement. If Black men are treated differently and it isn’t racism, what… https://t.co/x4FoGdPleQ— audubon (@audubon)1599083123.0
Let me break it down. When Bill Barr said “black people are treated differently but it’s not necessarily racism,” w… https://t.co/kHBbpQ7M4A— Kanova (@Kanova)1599085573.0
@chasingray Barr is full on White Supremacy..— akmk (@akmk)1599083268.0
“Yes there’s racism but it’s not because of racism.” - Bill Barr https://t.co/J1arwWAu68— Pablo Roa (@Pablo Roa)1599083233.0