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Friday, September 30, 2005
  6:37 PM — *&#$@
It's fuckers like this who left thousands to die in New Orleans.

[Former Education Secretary William] Bennett, who held prominent posts in the administrations of former presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush, told a caller to his syndicated radio talk show Wednesday: "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.

"That would be an impossibly ridiculous and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down," he said.


I tell ya, NOLA-ers should've eaten their babies rather than looting.

I'm sure the Conservatives are arguing their heads off, turning themselves blue in the face saying "oh, but he meant it was a BAD thing." But then explain why he thought of it in the first place, why he made the assumption that BLACKS CAUSE CRIME, and then why the fuck he went and SAID it after thinking it?! Even if you do think that's true, you've got a head on your shoulders and shouldn't even say it to give an example as something bad!

Regarding the logic of the "blacks cause crime" statement, that's like if I said "there's too much dog shit in the neighborhood, I'm going to get rid of all fire hydrants." Sure there's more dog shit in towns with more firehydrants, but it's caused by the fact that both come from a third thing, more people! Sure more blacks are convicted of crimes than whites (unfortunately), but it's caused by social pressures and the workings of the justice system.

It's been proven time and again that societal roles have an unaccountably strong influence on the behavior of people. This isn't saying that those blacks found guilty really aren't guilty of the crimes they commit, it's saying "walk a mile in another's shoes" - if whites or yellows or reds lived the same lives, they would do the same thing. The individual is guilty (though you would be too if you were him), and his situation is guilty, but his RACE isn't.

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