Friday, September 30, 2005


The Logic of Racism

On his radio show, former Education Secretary William Bennett said that “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.”

Aside from the repugnant racism of this comment, consider this: Even if you replace “black” with “white,” the statement would make just as much logical sense, because whites commit crimes, too — many of them of a quite colossal nature.

Bennett has been asked to apologize, but that’s not enough. He needs to get out of public life.

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