Bill Maher Remarks On Trayvon Martin To Dr. Drew: ‘The New Racism Is Denying Racism’

Dr. Drew Pinsky had a chat today on his program with Bill Maher, who stepped away from hosting his own show to weigh in on a number of topics, and the two fell into discussing the Trayvon Martin story. Pinsky asked him whether he thought the story was about race, and Maher scoffed– “how can it not be?”

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“I can’t believe we’re even asking that question,” Maher noted, and responded to Pinsky’s question that if both of the people involved were black, “we wouldn’t have heard about it.” “That, to me, cuts deeper in some ways,” Pinsky replied, and Maher agreed to some extent, adding that more than overt racism, “the new racism is denying racism”– a reason, Maher later added, he believed affirmative action was still appropriate in some ways. Racism today, he argued, was as if “a race started and 3/4ths of the way around the track, black people got to start running… you don’t look up and go ‘hey, we’re all running now.'”

The segment via HLN below:

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