Scott’s comments on ‘Great Society’ sparks debate on Black Americans

Written by on November 21, 2023

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the only Black candidate running for the Republican presidential nomination, has sparked a debate around former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Great Society” and the impact it has had on Black Americans. 

During the second GOP presidential debate Wednesday, Scott criticized Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for his state’s education policies, which require students to learn that slavery had a “personal benefit” for slaves because they “developed skills.”

“There is not a redeeming quality in slavery,” Scott said, adding that America has suffered from slavery.

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