Sen. Tim Scott says an 'unjust system' leads to a 'society of chaos'

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Sen. Tim Scott said that he sees a change in the way that white Americans are discussing race and racism, and believes there will be lasting change resulting from the outcry over the killing of George Floyd.

“I think for the first time, in a very long time, the response from the white community is very consistent with the response to the black community,” Scott, a South Carolina Republican, said in an interview on “The Long Game,” a Yahoo News podcast. “Generically speaking, that means that we’re having an American family response to a crisis in our family. And that’s what it should be like.”

Scott said he does not think attempts to address systemic change in the wake of Floyd’s death will be swept aside in the days and weeks ahead. Yet already, some conservative pundits are dismissing the idea that systemic racism in policing is a problem, much as President Trump’s national security adviser Robert O’Brien denied this past weekend that it exists.

Story continuesScott has been outspoken in calling out violence during the protests over Floyd’s death. Acts of violence and looting during protests have varied from city to city, and the issue has become a touch point for debate over whether too much or too little attention is being paid to it. There have also been some people publicly arguing that violence is necessary to effect political change.


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Doctor with adult child in the US fear from civil unrest there. 'Too much democracy there,' doctor said. I said worse here, our nascent democracy has been hijacked. Not enough democracy or too much both bad doctor said. Better too much I said, with it dictators are checked.

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