William Bennett, one of President Bush supporters and a former education secretary (in previous Republican Party administrations) made not only a racist comment about American blacks but a terrible genocidal remark.
Bennett is a host for a radio talk show, and in response to a caller’s comments that the [US] Social Security system's finances would be in a better position if it were not for the 1973 legalisation of abortion (because there would be more people paying into the system), instead stated that aborting black babies would reduce the crime rate in the United States.
Bennett said "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.”
He attempted to ameliorate that white supremacist utterance by adding "That would be an impossibly ridiculous and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down."
But his half-hearted retreat failed abysmally to hide his true thoughts, instincts, proclivities and assessment of whom he considered to be America's 'undesirables'.
And how did the White House respond?
A mild “not appropriate”.
Yeah right. That man is a f***ing racist.
Did Bennett remark that killing lots of black babies is impossibly ridiculous? Please ask the Jews (of Europe), Chinese (of Nanjing), Cambodians, Rwandans and Sudanese!
Bush's disgraceful light tap on Bennett's wrist is the sort of stuff that encouraged people like Hitler, the WWII Japanese military, Pol Pot and other evil dictators to wantonly murder those they racially disliked.