About three or four months ago George W. Bush bragged about a new bold intiative to change black leadership in this country. He was encouraged by the fact that he had a two percent increase in Black support in the state of Ohio. Well if you are African American and you are contemplating becoming part of the so called black Republican conservative movement How do you justify the string of bitterly racist, stupid,insensitive inflammatory remarks made by the GOP faithful. I guess this new trend started with George W. Bush himself. Approximately two years ago while in Brazil, in the presence of Condoleezza Rice, but said to a Brazilian dignitary "Do you have black people here too" This remark was not only insensitve but it was also an embarrassment that show a lack of education unbecoming a president of the most powerful country in the world. But he didn't stop there later he insulted the intelligence of African Americans in his attempt to promote new Social Security plan by saying Social Security as it is doesn't benefit blacks because blacks die before age 65, which complete ignores the other safety net feature of Social Security. But Bush was not alone in making remarks offensive to the African American population of the United States. Pennsylvania's junior senator Rick Santorium blamed the Hurricane Katrina tragedy not on the federal government where it squarely and totally belongs but on the black population of New Orleans who did not evacuate when evacuation was suggested. He even said that the next time something like that occurs penalties should be given to those who refused to leave. The notoriously loud Senator Santorum has the habit of opening his mouth without thinking about what he is saying. New Orleans' blacks didn't evacuate because they couldn't, only one in ten had cars. Santorum's statement was outrageously callous and stupid. But it doesn't stop there....Arizona Senator John Kyl actually thought the Katrina tragedy was a good thing when he allegedly said "We've been trying to do something about the high crime rate in New Orleans for ages, but now God has taken care of the problem." But it doesn't stop there....there's more. Right-wing pundit and former entertainer Pat Boone criticized Cindy Sheehan (whose group actually did penetrate the F.E.M.A. dragnet and was able to provide food and water to the Katrina victims) as someone who was helping the people who drove planes into the twin towers because American Muslim groups were working with Cindy Sheehan's group. Now we have the latest stupid, insensitive racist remark by ironically the former head of "education" Mr. William Bennett, who said "But I do know that it's true 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," Bennett said.
He went on to call that "an impossible, ridiculous and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down. So these far-out, these far-reaching, extensive extrapolations are, I think, tricky." Mr. Bennett was quick to say that his statement was misinterpreted and taken out of context but I say "No way" He knew exactly what he was saying and tried to covered it up by saying that he knew it was reprehensible but yet he confirmed the racist remark at the end of his statement. Mr. Bennett just didn't realize that if you aborted all white embryos the crime rate also would go down. Apparently Mr. Bennett doesn't consider white collar crime as crime because white people commit crimes too, but because of our racist penal system they are much more likely to avoid prosecution. This will not be the end of stupid racist GOP remarks that inspire bigots and misinform whites. The time has come to take Mr. Bennett, Mr. Boone, Mr. Kyl to task for their bigotry online, in the press, on the air.......everywhere. If you are a black Republican or are even thinking about becoming one you endorse hurting your people and hurting yourself.