“(If) you wanted to reduce crime ... if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down."
- Former Reagan / Bush Aide and Right Wing Activist (and noted gambler) William Bennett
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Racism is alive and well in the ranks of the right-wing in America.
While we all support First Amendment Rights, we simply cannot countenance statements and shows that are replete with racism, stereotyping, and profiling. Mr. Bennett's statement is insulting to all of us and has no place on the nation's public air waves. The fact that Mr. Bennett later acknowledged that such abortions would be "morally reprehensible," but added again that if it was done "the crime rate would go down," is equally outrageous.
Let’s hope that Salem Radio Network follows Conyers’ advice.