Ben Stein, Valedictorian of Yale Law School, former game show host, economist and former presidential speechwriter has come out and lashed out at the national anthem pre-game protests. Stein said that their basis for their protests are completely unwarranted and baseless. Stein exclaimed that institutional racism in this day and age in America is non-existent. He went on to flat-out call the protesters who think they have a valid reason to protest a bunch of whining babies.
Stein went on with his rant claiming that the protesters simply don't know when to quit and that they have no idea what they are actually talking about. He said he was fine with them exercising their right to free speech and they should continue to exercise that right if they wanted to. Stein said that the rest of American who understands there is not institutional racism should also exercise their right to ignore them like screaming children who are standing in the corner yet nobody wants to hear the kid throwing a baseless tantrum.
He noted that inside every human being exists at least an iota of racism yet it is not an institutional thing.
Stein's comments come on the heels of the growing number of NFL players choosing to protest the national anthem under the guise that they are calling attention to institutional racism.
Is he on to something or is he just another celebrity with his own opinion looking for another 15 minutes of fame.
Do you believe that institutional racism, defined as racism by individuals or informal social groups, governed by behavioral norms that support racist thinking and foment active racism, is existent in the USA?