Friday, September 30, 2005

Let Freedom Ring...Please!


The former Education Secretary, William Bennett, used poor judgement when he used as an example aborting "every Black baby in this country" in order to reduce the crime rate. I really don't know what his intentions were when he made that comment. I do know that there are individuals in this country, some in high places, who wish they could do just that. Yes, we would like to think that things are different now, but race is still a volatile issue in America. The turn of events in New Orleans and comments like the one made by the former secretary prove just that. This is why we need to continue to march and fight for not only the rights of Blacks in this country, but human rights. We need to educate the masses and agitate the classes.
Here is more from the article on CNN.com

5 comments:

David E. Patton said...

I followed the link and read what was said. Thank for posting the link as I dont follow the news that closely.

Bougie Black Boy said...

dang. i didn't hear about this. I gotta write my own blog on this too! thanks!

Stephen Bess said...

You're welcome David. Stephen, I'll be watching out for you response to that.

Anonymous said...

You wrote: "The former Education Secretary, william bennett suggested aborting "every Black baby in this country" in order to reduce the crime rate."

No he didn't. Read his quote in context please. His point was that a reduction in the crime rate, which would proceed inevitably from the abortion of all black children (for the simple reason that blacks commit a disproportionate number of all crimes committed), is not a justification for abortion. In fact, as he said, the idea that we should encourage or, heaven forbid, compel the abortion of all black children is "morally reprehensible."
So, your charcterization of Bennett's statement as racism is simply wrong.

Stephen Bess said...

Thanks for your opinion, Anonymous.

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