Prime example of why this country is so screwed up. I've said it before. Many of our leaders grew up in the 50's and 60's. I'm not surprised one bit that he feels this way. We're not far enough removed from our past to say that racism is over and we should move on. We still have a long...long way to go.
Bennett Under Fire for Remark on Crime and Black Abortions
By Brian Faler
Special to The Washington Post
Friday, September 30, 2005; Page A05
Democratic lawmakers and civil rights leaders denounced conservative commentator William J. Bennett yesterday for suggesting on his syndicated radio show that aborting black children would reduce the U.S. crime rate.
The former U.S. education secretary-turned-talk show host said Wednesday that
"if you wanted to reduce crime, you could -- if that were your sole purpose -- you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down."
Note: This statement was not edited out of later airings of this radio show that day. Kanye West's comments were edited out of subsequent airings of the show containing his rant about the President. So, apparently it's ok to suggest that if there were no Blacks there would be no crime, yet horribly offensive to say that the President doesn't like Black people.
This is the country we live in y'all.