Racist Rancher Talks About “The Negro”

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Another day, another racist rant–this one courtesy of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy.

In an interview with The New York Times, Mr. Bundy, who has been battling the Bureau of Land Management regarding illegal grazing on federal land, took it upon himself to share his impressions of “the Negro.” Because, you know, this is still the 1960s.

Below is an excerpt from the article:

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

Umm … excuse me??! I, for one, do not believe that Black people (not Negroes, as Bundy so ignorantly refers to us) are NOT better off as slaves.

Someone needs to get this man some sensitivity training, stat! In the meantime, I hope he does us all a favor and disappear.

[h/t Raw Story]