Beto: ‘We Have a Racism in this Country that Is as Old as the Country Itself’

‘— And intolerance of those who do not look like or pray like or love like or speak like the majority in this country’

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O’ROURKE: “We have a racism in America that is as old as America itself, and intolerance towards those who do not look like or pray like or love like or speak like the majority in this country. That is part of our story. And we absolutely need to tell it, to face it, to acknowledge it if you are ever going to change it. But we have always tried until now, to change that. Until this president, who so openly speaks in racist terms, who so openly favors one race, one religion, one kind of people in this country over every other kind of people in this country, proposing to ban all Muslims, all people of one religion, one faith from the shores of a country that is comprised to people from the world over, from every walk of life, from every tradition, a faith. It's hard to imagine this is happening in America, but it is happening in America.”

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