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I nearly defend David Horowitz

November 30, 2004 Leave a comment Go to comments

So I had a post partly written where I disagreed with this Media Matters article backing up Franken on his racism charge against Horowitz. Actually reading his article on reparations, he may not be outright racist, but the points he makes are so close to the line, I can’t really blame anyone for thinking him racist. Being against reparations isn’t inherently racist, but when you try to make the point that African Americans are better off than Africans currently, meaning they benefited from slavery, you’re treading awfully close to that line.

Also, his attack on Franken is completely childish.

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  1. December 1, 2004 at 8:19 am

    I just listened to Franken’s book again. Such a pleasure.

    I must admit that I find Horowitz’s comment about disproportionate black crime to be at least somewhat true, though I’m not sure of the spirit in which he said it. While there may be some bias in the justice system again minorities, either actively or passively (read: poverty -> appointed DA -> possiblly lackluster defense), the culture of young blacks, having been affected almost irreparably by poverty and a consistently urban environment, has formed a bigoted, narcissistic, and violent core.

  2. December 1, 2004 at 4:03 pm

    I don’t find that comment offensive, partly because all he was attacking was a refusal to attribute the disproportionate number of blacks in prison to anything but racism. Attacking racial hypersensitivity isn’t racist, though looking at some of his other comments, he could mean it that way.

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