Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza commented on systemic racism over the weekend, saying that despite some progress racism “is everywhere, it’s almost like the air we breathe.”
Garcia was speaking with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi about the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden and what she and other activists expected. In a previous conversation, Garcia told Velshi she wanted to see Biden tackle: an uprooting of racism in every aspect of daily life, the reallocation of resources and the strengthing of oversight measures for law enforcement agencies.
“Let’s talk about that first one, uprooting racism in policing,” Velshi said. “You made a really good point the other day. This is racism. It’s not the same as bad cops.”
“So here’s the thing about uprooting systemic racism, one it’s everywhere. It’s almost like the air we breathe,” Garza replied. “So that is why we have to actually know what we’re looking for in order to not just diagnose the problem but to address it.”
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