Don't know. Calls for personal "opinion" which, as IM2 has just pointed out (again), is of no value. Especially as in this case from a white guy (like me or you). However, with the tiniest bit of effort either of us could research the question and in a few minutes find plenty of "empirical" "evidence" decisively supporting one conclusion or another. But it appears you can't be bothered because you don't really care about obtaining an unbiased, fact based result. You just shoot from the hip, fast and loose. That is why you fail, time and again.Was the dem party of Bill Clinton as "racist" as the party of the gop today? Or does you logic only apply sometimes?
What did Republicans do about furthering racial justice during the same period?From Johnson's "War on Drugs" to Clinton's "Third Way," the criminalization of black bodies in the postwar era has been, until recently, a decidedly bipartisan affair.democracyjournal.org
Your refuse my request for your "personal opinion" because you want use "empirical evidence" instead.
But, when you look at a policy, it is your "personal opinion" to judge opposition to the policy to be evidence of racism.
You are being as "opinionated" as I am, you are just taking the additional step of cloaking your assumptions as "empirical" and "racial justice" to give you an excuse to dismiss people and ideas you don't like.
ALL you are doing, is coming up with an excuse to avoid defending your assumptions.