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Thomas Sowell: Systemic Racism Has No Meaning

Jeff Katz
July 13, 2020 - 4:59 pm

Conservative black economist Thomas Sowell says the term "systemic racism," which has gained popularity with the Black Lives Matter movement, has "no meaning."

Appearing on Fox News' Life, Liberty & Levin, Sowell likened the phrase to "propaganda tactics" used by Nazi Germany during World War II, where if a lie was "repeated long enough and loud enough" it would eventually become a common belief.

"You hear this phrase, 'systemic racism' (or) 'systemic oppression'," host Mark Levin said to Sowell. "You hear it on our college campuses. 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.

He also warned that if Joe Biden wins the presidency, the U.S. may pass a "point of no return" in the fight against socialism.

"If the election goes to (Joe) Biden, there’s a good chance that the Democrats will control (Congress) and considering the kinds of things that they’re proposing, that could well be the point of no return for this country," Sowell added.