America’s not perfect. We still have pockets of white supremacists, but they are rare. Anti-white and anti-Asian racism is on the rise, but certainly nowhere near the level of what we see in other countries. Additionally, America should always be striving to be better, and we should be honest when evaluating our racist past. But for one to argue that America is a racist country, particularly when we add the context of comparing ourselves to other countries, is a fool’s errand.
We can only imagine if Griner will sing a different song about America when – or if – she ever gets back here. She’s become an obvious political pawn, with Russia’s war in Ukraine continuing to rage and the Biden Administration’s tepid but consistent denunciation of Russian aggression. Would Griner have had such a problem here in the states for committing a crime, or would she have received due process?