Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on his show on Monday again discussed Trayvon Martin’s shooting case and attacked the work of civil rights advocates who’ve pointed out in recent months that the drug war has caused a major racial disparity in arrest statistics. The host, however, ignored the fact whites are statistically more likely to possess controlled substances than people from the black community.
O’Reilly made, yet another, obnoxious statement on how the black community’s problems rise from the “personal” choices made by single black mothers and how it eventually increases the rate of violent crimes in America.
“It was wrong for Zimmerman to confront Martin based on his appearance,” O’Reilly said. “But the culture that we have in this country does lead to criminal profiling because young black American men are so often involved in crime,” said the O’Reilly Factor host.
“When was the last time you saw a public service ad telling young black girls to avoid becoming pregnant Has President Obama done such an ad? How about [Jessie] Jackson or [Al] Sharpton? Has the Congressional Black Caucus demanded an ad like that? How about the PC pundits who work for NBC News?” he asked.
As if the previous statements or questions were not enough to spark outrage, O’Reilly added, “White people don’t force black people to have babies out of wedlock. That’s a personal decision. A decision that has devastated millions of children and led to disaster, both socially and economically.”
Last week, O’Reilly said that people against Zimmerman verdict “simply hate America” although there were several protests going on in the country at that point. He didn’t really have to go into the details of violent crimes because he had made his point quite clear in his previous statement.