These Stories Require a New Category

Racism is alive and well around the world. I know that’s not a surprise to anyone, but the manifestation of the racism is horrific:

White South African farmer sentenced to life in prison for throwing black worker to the lions

Bill Bennett just can’t understand why anyone would be upset that he thinks we could cut the crime rate by aborting black babies

So one kills them after they’re born, and the other (who is supposed to be anti-abortion) thinks life would be better if we made sure they weren’t born? I’ve been so horrified by Bill Bennett’s remarks that I have found myself speechless. It is just unbelievable that anyone would say this in 2005, even as a hypothetical or whatever other excuse he uses.

I’m sure Bill Bennett will never make this connection, but the torture and murder of a black farm worker is the logical outcome of accepting comments like his and making them acceptable. I will defend forever his right to say what he thinks, but he can’t possibly expect civilized, thinking people to excuse his racist stupidity.

And I certainly hope that Mark Scott-Crossley enjoys his time in prison.

4 Responses to “These Stories Require a New Category”

  1. Songbird says:

    It’s not like I ever liked Bill Bennett, but I find I am nauseated by this continuing line of reasoning and excuse-making. Just awful.

  2. Agi T. Prop says:

    Let me get this straight. Abortion is ok with the Right if the fetus is non-white?

  3. Kathy says:

    That’s certainly what Mr. Bennett seemed to be saying.

  4. Bottom Line says:

    Give me a break, listen to the tape, you may call it excuses, but he was talking about the argument people were making against abortion because abortion is racist. No story here, you guys are grasping at straws.

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