While discussing the outrage after George Zimmerman’s verdict on Saturday, Nugent said that the talk of racism in America was pointless as ‘all real racism was eliminated from the U.S. in the 1960s.’ He also said the African-American community was to blame for their own oppression.
“The blacks have bought into this lie that somehow they’re oppressed when the President is black, the Attorney General is black, governors are black, senators are black, congressmen are black, mayors are black, Oprah Winfrey, the richest people in the world are black. It is a dirty lie,” said Nugent.
He also called civil rights advocates “race baiters” who are part of a “racist industry” that has deceived African-Americans into believing that they are helpless and ‘incapable of independence.’ Nugent added that the African-American community could “solve the black problem tonight” if only they would put their ‘heart and soul into being honest, law-abiding, and delivering excellence at every move in your life.’
“I would like to reach out to black America and tell them to absolutely reject the lie of Al ‘Not So’ Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson, and the Black Panthers and Eric Holder and Barack Obama. They are enslaving you and the real shackles on black America, 100 percent of the time come from black America.”
He pointed out that racism against blacks was gone by the late 60s. He said, “Nothing of consequence existed to deter or compromise a black American’s dream if they got an alarm clock, if they set it, if they took good care of themselves, they remained clean and sober, if they spoke clearly, and they demanded excellence of themselves and provided excellence to their employers.”
But this is not the only comments he had on Trayvon Martin’s shooting case. In an op-ed published on Sunday, the rock musician and National Rifle Association advocate labeled Martin a "17-year-old dope smoking, racist gangsta wannabe.”
You can listen to Ted Nugent’s complete statement in the audio link above.