"Systemic racism" stopped neither Condoleezza Rice nor Colin Powell from counseling Vice President Dick Cheney (left) in the White House Situation Room on September 11, 2001. Then-National Security Advisor Rice succeeded Powell as Secretary of State on January 26, 2005. (Official White House photo via Wikimedia Commons.)

NEW YORK — President Joe Biden and top Democrats lately sound like a scratched album on the record player. They sing the same lyric, over and over again. And it grates more deeply with repetition.

After Tuesday’s all-counts conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for murdering George Floyd, Biden decried “the systemic racism that is a stain on our nation’s soul.” Vice President Kamala Harris added that evening: “America has a long history of systemic racism.”

On Wednesday, the record kept skipping. “Our focus is on working to address systemic racism and implicit bias head-on,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told journalists. United Nations Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield told Al Sharpton’s National Action Network on April 14 that “slavery weaved white supremacy into our founding documents and principles.”

Democrats are trapped in the 1950s and early ’60s. They insinuate that electoral literacy tests, segregated water fountains, and firemen fighting blacks with hoses are just around the corner. Never mind that Democrats perpetrated these evils.

Most amazing: Democrats are totally self-unaware that “systemic racism” is less a sleek Tesla than a stalled Model T. Racists still exist here and always will. But “systemic racism” utterly has failed to keep blacks from scaling the commanding heights of American power.

“Systemic racism” did not stop AmeriKKKa from electing and then re-electing a black president of the United States. Obama unleashed landslides on two white men. He beat Republican John McCain 52.9 percent to 45.65 percent in 2008 and Mitt Romney 51.0 percent to 47.2 percent in 2012. Had “systemic racism” prevailed, Biden would not have been Obama’s vice-president. Instead, he would be stuck in the Senate or trapped in his Delaware bunker, with his dogs.

Systemic racism” did not stop Obama from serving as President of the United States for eight years nor the Justice Department from being led by attorneys general Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, also for eight years. (Photo: WhiteHouse.gov – November 8, 2015.)

Just last November, Kamala Harris, a half-black/half-east Indian woman scored 81.2 million ballots and, thus, the Vice Presidency. Some 43.5 million of those who voted for her and Biden were white. Does that sound like “systemic racism?”

Under Obama, two black people — Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch — ran the Justice Department. Under G.W. Bush, two black people — Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice — headed the State Department. How did “systemic racism” let blacks capture those key posts?

Blacks heading Housing and Urban Development? “Systemic racism” might toss blacks such a bone. But handing blacks Justice and State — the fonts of federal law enforcement and diplomacy — for eight years, each?

And now, Lloyd Austin, a black former Army general, controls the Pentagon. How on Earth did “systemic racism” allow this?

Quick: Call Pep Boys. This machine needs an oil change.

“Racism is the problem of the racist,” U.N. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield said. “And it is the problem of the society that produces the racist.”

If this society produces racists, why is Thomas-Greenfield not only not America’s first black U.N. ambassador? She is not even our first black female U.N. envoy. Thomas-Greenfield is America’s fifth such diplomat and our second black female U.N. representative. This quintet was appointed by presidents of both parties, from 1977 through 2021:

Andrew Young (D – Appointed by Carter)

Donald McHenry (D – Carter)

Edward J. Perkins (R – G.H.W. Bush)

Susan Rice (D – Obama)

Linda Thomas-Greenfield (D – Biden)

Wow! What “systemic racism.”

The U.S. population is 13.4 percent black, and yet the Executive Branch was 18.2 percent black in September 2017, according to the Office of Personnel Management’s latest data. Thus, the federal bureaucracy is 35.8 percent blacker than America. “Systemic racism” fails again.

The all-Democrat Congressional Black Caucus boasts 52 sitting U.S. House members, and three vacancies. These include the House’s No. 3 leader, James Clyburn of South Carolina, and the chairmen of six committees, including Agriculture, Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, and Homeland Security. “Systemic racism” derailed neither them nor black Republicans Byron Donalds of Florida, Utah’s Burgess Owens, or South Carolina’s Senator Tim Scott.

According to the Federal Judicial Center, America has had 225 black federal judges, including two Supreme Court justices. Sitting black jurists total 140. Why didn’t “systemic racism” sandbag them?

According to Critical Race Theory, blacks are incapable of racism because only whites have power. Given the tremendous federal power that so many blacks wield today, this condescending idea is its own “systemic racism.”

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

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paw paw
15 days ago

How long will America continue to put up with the Democratic Party Delusion???

stevo
15 days ago
Reply to  paw paw

as long as blacks keep voting for them!

Michael Gilliam
14 days ago
Reply to  stevo

The only “ones” that voted for Biden were the “ones and zeros” in Dominion’s programming”.

American
13 days ago
Reply to  stevo

BLACKS SHOULD BE ALL AGAINST DAMOCRAPS THEY ARE THE ONES THAT PUT THEIR ANSESTORS INTO SLAVERY. AND SOLD THEM . LINCOLN WAS A REPUBLICAN THAT FREED THE SLAVES. NO MATTER IF YOU DON’T LIKE TRUMP HE AT LEAST DOES THE RIGHT THINGS FOR AMERICA AND AMERICAN CITIZENS. DAMOCRAPS SIT AND DO NOTHING BUT FIND WAY TO STEAL MONEY FROM TAX PAYERS. OR SELL OUR COUNTRY TO COMMUNIST COUNTRIES. THEY DO NOT CARE ONE LITTLE BIT ABOUT AMERICAN?’S. EVERYTIME THEIR MOUTHS OPEN YOU KNOW THEY ARE LYING!!! SO IF YOU HAVE A REAL “”” NORMAL “”” BRAIN STOP VOTING FOR DAMOCRAPS.

SidA
15 days ago

How many “black” people are millionaires because the sports industry loves them?

15 days ago

It is simple Human nature to see racism when The person seeing it allover is the racist . Not an opinion but a cold hard fact . Like a mental patient Who sees the world thru their own eyes , Own thoughts and off the meds. They can not and will not “see” the world with reality but contorted by their thinking .

Casey
15 days ago
Reply to  formermarine

You are exactly right. I hope people start understanding that is claiming racism everywhere is actually the REAL racist.

Michael Gilliam
14 days ago
Reply to  formermarine

Just like when you buy a new car that you think is really cool and you haven’t even seen any on the road. All the sudden you start seeing them everywhere.

Glynda
15 days ago

Mr. Murdock is absolutely right. The democrats are trying to force racism as absolute, but its a lie. There is not systemic racism in America, sure there is fringes but nothing like what MSM and democrats are promoting. They do not want Blacks and Whites getting along it will destroy their voting plans because they believe they own the Black race.

Roger
15 days ago

Karmela Harris should be on Death Row waiting for the Electric Chair. This vial creature along with The Grub in Our Oval Office, Pelosi and Schumer believe they are the Pied Piper and We The People need to follow them off the clifff to socialism. Democrats want your soul. If you give in — one guess what really happens to your soul when you meet your demise?

joe
15 days ago

Senile sleepy Joe Biden and the lying Democraps suffer from Systematic Delusions!

SissyB
15 days ago

I thought we were all getting along pretty well until the Democratic Party started promoting “systemic racism” again, hoping to trick the minority races into voting for them. Ladies and gentlemen, if you want to protest something, that’s fine. Just do it peacefully and lawfully. Burning, looting, stealing, and rioting will never be acceptable to law-abiding citizens or to law enforcement.

Mandy Martin
15 days ago
Reply to  SissyB

But, they are being paid to do it and law “enforcement” seem ok with it.

15 days ago

If all white Americans are “racists” according to the CHEATER criminal Democrat Party Mob leadership, “why have they not kicked all of their white leadership and white Democrat voters out too for aren’t they automatically white racists too”????? What a bunch of lying hypocrites they all are today!!!! True food for thought for all free American people no matter what color their skin is today!!!!!!

15 days ago

Systematic racism is term used by the dems for the soul purpose for control. It is nothing more than a divisive and hateful attempt for power. America needs peace and unity this is far from it. Conservative have been falsely slandered and accused of all things derogatory but they will never be accused of the worst thing on earth and that term is LIBERAL.

American
13 days ago

DAMOCRAPS always pull this same crap. When I was old enough to understand. A word . DAMOCRAPS has aleays yelled RACISM . the only thing they know to yell to grab attention. They are mentally stuck at 10 years old. So the public that has nothing will vote for them because they always promise a better life , for the politicians not the public. But they DOMT tell the public that . just like this socialist crap. They want the public to be slaves and they will be rich and have all power . I hope and pray there are more out there like me that will fight till we die . Just like our real military has done . this military we have now if they were for peace they would have already thrown BIDEN and KAMALA and the rest of those communist DAMOCRAPS in prison and put them in front of a firing squad. Where they deserve to be. And send their followers to a communist country if they want one so bad. This is our free country!!! American’s kill communist. All threw history COMMUNIST are murderers RAPEIST CROOKS THEIVES . NOW TO ME THAT SOUNDS JUST LIKE A DAMOCRAP.