Ann Coulter on Monday suggested that “we had paradise for a dozen years” after O.J. Simpson was acquitted for murder because African Americans stopped making white people feel guilty for racial unfairness.
During an interview on Fox News, Coulter told host Sean Hannity that her new book “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama” proved that “everyone — blacks especially — are better off when the white guilt bank is shut down as it was for more than a decade after the O.J. verdict.”
“Liberals kept trying to push the racial narrative in their newspapers and on TV, but Americans just weren’t buying it,” she explained. “After Oct. 3, 1994 when they heard the verdict and saw black law students at Howard University cheering it, that was it.”
“And for a dozen years, we had paradise. Suddenly, people weren’t walking on eggshells, you could have [then-New York City Mayor Rudy] Giuliani enforcing sane criminal laws in New York and not caring that we was constantly being called a racist by liberals and Al Sharpton, the Clinton administration. And look what it did, it transformed the city and it saved — because the policies were continued — tens of thousands of black lives.”
Appearing on an ABC News panel on Sunday, Coulter had used assertions in her book to try and drive a wedge between the Democratic Party and African Americans by claiming that the party was “dropping the blacks” in favor of Hispanics.
“The way that liberals have treated blacks like children, many of their policies have been harmful to blacks,” Coulter declared. “We do have a legacy of slavery and Jim Crow laws. We don’t owe the homeless, we don’t owe the feminists, we don’t owe women who are desirous of having abortions or gays who want to get married to one another. That’s what ‘civil rights’ have become for much of the left.”
“Immigrant rights are not civil rights?” ABC host George Stephanopoulos pressed.
“No, I think civil rights are for blacks,” Coulter insisted. “What have we done to the immigrants? We owe black people something, we have a legacy of slavery. Immigrants haven’t even been in this country.”
Univision’s Jorge Ramos pointed out that if Republicans continued to refuse to embrace Latinos, “they’re going to lose not only this election, they might lose the White House for a generation.”
“That’s why Democrats are dropping the blacks and moving on to the Hispanics,” Coulter explained. “There are a larger group of Hispanics now.”
Watch this video from Fox News’ Hannity via Media Matters, broadcast Sept. 24, 2012.
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