Derrick Grayson on Civil Rights
A: No. America is not a racist country, but yes, racists do exist. They have always existed and will never go away, but their influence on America is of no consequence, except in maybe individual encounters where illegal actions may occur, such as when a racist engages in activities that may negatively impact the lives of those they come in contact with. We have laws to address them. However, the narrative of America as a whole, being a racist country is inaccurate and merely a tool that is used for the purposes of creating divisions between various groups of people. There are some situations where laws are implemented that are discriminatory. They must be examined and abolished. These include legislation such as the Crime Bill of 1994 that disproportionately sentenced minorities to longer terms in jail for marijuana possession.
"The government ain't got no business being involved in marriage," he claims. "Any laws that deal with marriage that are on the government's rolls need to be rescinded. Marriage is a church thing; that's a religious thing. If there are gay people out there that want to get married, let them find a gay church."
In the spirit of a truly unbiased constitutionalist, Grayson goes on to express his approval of civil unions in the eyes of the law. "Let me be clear now--I do not support same-sex unions as a Christian, but I would not stand in the way of two individuals if that's what they want to do," he says. "If that is their pursuit of happiness, then I want them to have it."
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