Bill Bennett, author of “The Book of Virtues” must think that gambling addiction and racism are virtues, because he keeps defending himself on both accounts. Bennett, while pondering the crime rate and abortion, recently said:
“… 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 …”
The Democrats have demanded an apology, but that is probably not appropriate. Bennett should not apologize for what he believes in. His apology would be insincere. Bennett, along with most other conservatives believes African-Americans are an inferior race.
Typically conservatives are masters at political correctness and hiding their true beliefs, but occasionally the truth slips out and it is oftentimes revealing. That Bennett couches his hatred for African-Americans in an allusion to genocide is all the more revealing.
It is absolutely a FALSE stereotype that blacks commit more crimes than whites in this country, just like it is absolutely false that blacks are less intelligent than whites, that blacks are like monkeys, that blacks are prone to crack addiction, or that blacks smell bad. Bill Bennett and his conservative defenders likely believe all of these things.
Citing statistics to show Bennett he is wrong, is a waste of time –just as it would be a waste of time to argue with the KKK that all races and religions are equal. Don’t ask Bennett to apologize for his beliefs, but do remove Bennett from the public airwaves immediately. A prejudiced “blue-eyed devil” like him does not deserve to ever hold a microphone again.
Balletshooz blogs at Alphaliberal.