Posted on May 10, 2021

Rep. Cori Bush Says America Is ‘Racist AF’

Biba Adams, The Grio, May 3, 2021

Congresswoman Cori Bush called American “racist AF” in a tweet Sunday afternoon.

“Our communities wouldn’t have needed to spark a national movement to save Black lives if America weren’t racist AF,” Bush wrote.

Bush represents the 1st congressional district of Missouri, which includes all of St. Louis and a large part of the city’s northern suburbs.


Bush’s “racist AF” comment comes days after South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott proclaimed that “America is not a racist country” in his party’s rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s recent remarks to a joint session of Congress.


Vice President Kamala Harris responded that America is not a racist country, but said “we also do have to speak the truth about the history of racism in our country and its existence today.”