Eric Bolling: ‘Only People Perpetuating Racism’ Are NAACP and Al Sharpton

The Five’s discussion about the war of words between North Carolina NAACP President Rev. William Barber II and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) took a sharp turn on Wednesday when it was Eric Bolling’s turn to weigh in. Denying that African-Americans are still discriminated against in America, he declared definitively, “I don’t think there’s racism.”

In reference to the tea party senator, who also happens to be one of only two black members of the Senate, the NAACP official said, “A ventriloquist can always find a good dummy.” An NAACP spokesperson later stood by Barber’s comments.

“You know, it’s almost getting — it is getting tiring,” Bolling said of Barber’s suggestion that Scott’s conservative policies don’t help his fellow African-Americans. “We have a black president, black senators, we have black heads — captains of business, companies, we have black entertainment channels.”

“Is there racism?” he asked. “I don’t think there’s racism. I think the only people perpetuating racism are people like this gentleman from NAACP, are the Al Sharptons of the world. Let’s move on.”

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