If you want to find "systemic racism" in America, then look no further than the public schooling system, which is "maintained by the Democratic Party and the teachers' unions," said Attorney General William P. Barr. The entire system keeps "inner-city kids in failing schools," he added.
"And people talk about implicit racism or systemic racism," said Barr during an Aug. 13 interview on Hannity. "The racism in this country, look no further than our public education system."
"That's a racist system, maintained by the Democratic Party and the teachers union," he said, "keeping inner-city kids in failing schools, instead of putting the resources in the hands of the parents to choose the schools to send their kids to."
"That's empowering kids," said Barr. "That's giving them a future."
Earlier in the interview, the attorney general discussed how difficult and dangerous it is to be a police officer, and criticized lawmakers who want to defund the police.
"And being a police officer is one of the -- it is the hardest job in the United States," said Barr. "We are asking people to go into very dangerous situations. They have jobs that are terribly wearing on them as individuals and on their families, to go into potentially deadly situations, not knowing what will happen."
"And we have to continue to attract the best people into these jobs," he said. "And unless we support the police, we are not going to have a police force. These communities are not going to have the safety."
"Now, a lot of the liberals will buy themselves out of that," said Barr. "They will go to resort towns and so forth, and they will escape the consequences of it. But the people in the inner cities won't. Their lives will be destroyed. Their opportunity will be, you know, they won't have the opportunity they otherwise would have."
"Their schools will be overrun by gangs," he added. "That's not caring about black lives."