"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, Bennett told a caller to his syndicated radio talk show.
In a world of celebrity culture pushing the enevolpe for name sake, one cartoonist or the other Black cartoonist (in some circles), uses pen to bring social awareness and enlightment to those who read the funny pages.
Keith Knight spoke about race issues and the importance of community based arts On Oct 19 at the Ann Arbor District Library. Keith Knight is on a midwest tour.
When his conspiracy theory strip ran on the 13th, former Regan Education Secretary, Bill Bennett's radio program announcement sent ripples through middle (Black) America.
It is alarming when people in general publicize certain blatant racist propganbda but when it comes from a former Education Secretary, the issue of race and education should take immediate precednce in the news.
Instances of racial steroetyping are more damaging in the classroom to young students than experienced elsewehere. For young students whose lives revolve around the classroom being mistreated becuase of their skin color can be devasstating.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in a press release expressed "disgust" and asked President Bush to renounce Bennett's comment.
Bennett's website quotes him as saying, "I like to get to the truth of things, that's the philosopher's job. When I get it wrong, people will tell us. We're not going to insult our callers, we'll depend on our callers. We'll engage them. I'm a conservative, but I'm not going to assume that the conservative line is always right."