Right Over Their Head

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Opinion , Thoughts From News

Well, leave it to the Washington crowd to continue saying stupid things. For those that didn’t read about it, William Bennett, a secretary of education in the Reagan administration and drug czar in the first Bush administration, who is now a radio host, recently said, “you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down.” He went on to say that would be a “morally reprehensible thing to do.”

In his defense in todays New York Times he stated that his opponents make it sound like he supports such a monstrous act, which of course he doesn’t. But what Mr. Bennett fails to recognize is that the fact that he doesn’t “support” such a “monstrous” act isn’t the point. The point, which went right over his head, is the racism that was inherent in the statement. It is scary that people like Mr. Bennett have access to the ears of so many Americans. The white house statement of, “it wasn’t appropriate,” was right up there with “your doing a heck of a job Brownie.” The more I read the more frightened I become.


About Brie Austin

Co-author of I'd Do It Again, he is a columnist/reporter for a variety of magazines in the areas of music, lifestyle, nightlife, travel and business. He also writes business documents and creates copy for websites.

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