In column titled, "Why Socialism Breeds Racism," Ben Shapiro writes:
This week’s Sports Illustrated featured an article on French soccer star Thierry Henri. Henry, who is black, signed with the New York Red Bulls this season after spending over a decade playing in Europe. What shocks Henry most about America? Whereas European fans routinely insult and slur black players, Americans don’t.
The problem with socialism, according to Shapiro, is that it "rests on seeing people as members of groups, not as individuals. Rich sons are responsible for the existent or non-existent sins of their fathers; poor sons are due benefits because of their fathers’ tough lives."
This makes "racism is a critical element of the socialist agenda," because a "focus on group identity provides the only supposed moral justification for redistribution of wealth."
Shapiro concludes: "It’s no surprise that when socialism fails, racism bubbles beneath."