Soooooo, who IS to blame then? Black people??? Oh.
Babling bigot Rush Limbaugh has been on a rambling rampage in defense of the acquittal of child murderer George Zimmerman, but he went way left (or right, we should say) with this latest comment about white people and their role in slavery.
via Think Progress
If there’s any race that shouldn’t feel guilty about slavery, it’s Caucasians, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh said on Monday, responding to the growing outrage over the George Zimmerman verdict.
Limbaugh railed against what he described as “white guilt” about the nation’s mistreatment of African Americans, going so far as to suggest that white people shouldn’t be blamed for enslaving black people:
“If any race of people should not have guilt about slavery it’s Caucasians. The White race has probably had fewer slaves and for a briefer period of time than any other in the history of the world.
Despite all that, no other race has ever fought a war for the purpose of ending slavery, which we did. Nearly 600,000 people killed in the Civil War. It’s preposterous that Caucasians are blamed for slavery when they have done more to end it than any other race and within the bounds of the Constitution to boot.
Yet white guilt about slavery is still one of the dominating factors in American politics.”
We hate to be the ones to break it to you Rush, but as long as the outright disrespectful displays of prejudice and open racism towards African-Americans that shamelessly continues among Republicans and their GOP goon affliates, “white guilt” about slavery and every other blatantly racist act committed at the hands of past and present-day white people will continue to rear it’s ugly head in American politics.
He must not have noticed that this whole faux “post-racial society” bs that is widely perpetuated but not actually reality isn’t flying with African-Americans anymore. Let’s all join together in giving big fat Rush a big fat “ho sit down!”