Mar 29, 2012



Comedian Bill Maher paid a visit to HLN's Dr. Drew Show. During the show, the subject of Trayvon Martin as well as racism came up. It was during this segment that Maher made the comment about the new racism in the country.

Here is what he said:

“I can’t believe we’re even asking that question,” Maher noted, and responded to Pinsky’s question that if both of the people involved were black, “we wouldn’t have heard about it.” “That, to me, cuts deeper in some ways,” Pinsky replied, and Maher agreed to some extent, adding that more than overt racism, “the new racism is denying racism”– a reason, Maher later added, he believed affirmative action was still appropriate in some ways. Racism today, he argued, was as if “a race started and 3/4ths of the way around the track, black people got to start running… you don’t look up and go ‘hey, we’re all running now.’” source


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