I must admit, I never liked Pat Buchanan because I always felt that he did not care much for the needs of blacks in America. But his statements last month have confirmed my position and I will not be watching MSNBC as long as he is on. Below is the complete article, “A Brief for Whitey,” in his syndicated column written on March 21. He asserted that “America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever know.”This is not only insulting but degrading to all blacks everywhere. Please flood the telephone lines at MSNBC about what Buchanan has said. Why is he still on the air? He owes ALL BLACKS an apology for these racist statements. Call MSNBC at 212-664-4444.
Buchanan was discussing Sen. Barack Obama’s March 18 speech addressing race and controversial comments by his former pastor, Jeremiah A. Wright. He continued, “Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American.” Buchanan then asserted that “no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans.” Later in the column, Buchanan added: “We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude?” Gratitude? Has he forgotten the days of segregation? The days of Jim Crow? The days when blacks were enslaved? The days when women were raped by their slave masters and their men could only watch? The days when we had to use separate entrances to public facilities? The days when we had to sit at the back of the bus? Did he somehow forget the days when we were denied the right to a fair trail, as in the case of Emmett Till’s murder? How dare this man have such effrontery!
Yes, Barack agreed, Wright’s statements were “controversial,” and “divisive,” and “racially charged,” reflecting a “distorted view of America.”
Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in discrimination against white folks – with affirmative action, contract set-asides and quotas — to advance black applicants over white applicants.