‘We ought to set aside this talk’: Pence’s take on systemic racism meets a new test

Posted on AllSides June 9th, 2020
From The Left
racism, Mike Pence, Donald Trump, systemic racism

The vice president is flipping between backing his boss’s tough talk and articulating a more conciliatory approach to the protests sweeping the nation.

As protests unfolded over the latest police killing of a middle-aged black man, an African American bishop asked Mike Pence a simple question: How can you personally reunite a racially splintered nation?

Pence, a devout Christian of the born-again stripe, calmly replied that he would orient the country toward God and away from “voices of division” demanding transformational change — or, in his words, talking “too much”...

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