Zachary Leeman, Mediaite, May 17, 2022
White Americans need to be doing more to combat racism, CNN senior political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson and others concluded on Tuesday following a speech by President Joe Biden addressing the recent Buffalo shooting at a supermarket that left 10 people dead.
“You know, oftentimes, it is African-Americans who talk about racism. It is really a White cultural problem that White Americans have to come to terms with. Why is it that African Americans and brown and Black people are more generally are seen as the other or demonized so easily in a lot of our politics?” she said.
She added that it’s also the “way” White Americans talk about issues, like the crisis at the Southern border.
Host John King expanded on the point and also said White people need to be doing more, arguing “silence” can enable as much as “code words.”