Condoleezza Rice: Race Relations Not Worse Under Trump

‘It sure doesn’t feel worse than when I grew up in Jim Crow Alabama, so let’s drop this notion that we’re worse at race relations today than we were in the past’

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RICE: "Look, it sure doesn’t feel worse than when I grew up in Jim Crow Alabama, okay? So let’s drop this notion that we're worse at race relations today than we were in the past. Really? That means we’ve made no progress. Really? And so I think the hyperbole about how much worse it is isn’t doing us any good. This country is never going to be colorblind. We had the initial original sin of slavery. It’s still with us."
REPORTER: "So for people who say, you know what, it’s top down, it starts with the president, it starts with the words that he speaks?"
RICE: "Oh, come on, all right? I would be the first to say we need to watch our language about race. We need to watch that we don’t use dog whistles to people who — but when we start saying, 'Oh, you know, it’s worse today,' no, they’re not."

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