Evidence of Systemic Racism in America

Gwen Berry, left, looks away as DeAnna Price and Brooke Andersen stand for the national anthem after the finals of the women’s hammer throw at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Saturday in Eugene, Ore. Price won, Andersen was second and Berry finished third. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel/AP)

Groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa and their leftist pals in the educational system and beyond claim that America is systemically racist. There can be no doubt about it, as we have documented in the report “Evidence of Systemic Racism in America.” The latest evidence to make the news is the presence of great numbers of black athletes who rise to the professional and Olympic level in America and prosper economically and in many other ways. Gwen Berry is a perfect example. She has risen to national prominence as a track and field star, along the way enjoying America’s free public educational system, scholarships, and a great many other benefits available entirely without regard to race (further clear evidence of the nation’s systemic racism, of course). Since 2011, she has participated in U.S. national trials and championships. Soon thereafter she was invited to join the New York Athletic Club. She represented the U.S. at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. At the 2019 Pan American Games, she raised her fist at the playing of her home nation’s national anthem. She said, “I’m here to represent those who died due to systemic racism” (“Gwen Berry,” Wikipedia). During 2021 U.S. Olympic trials this past weekend, as a third-place winner, Berry continued her protest against America’s racism by turning her back on the U.S. flag during “The Star-Spangled Banner.” There can be no doubt that Berry illustrates what a terribly racist nation America is. Doubtless, too, she would be treated far better in the Marxist states of China, North Korea, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam, and any number of other nations, but she has chosen to stay in awful America and suffer personal depravation while fighting for change.

(Friday Church News Notes, July 2, 2021, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143)