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Ann Coulter on ‘Hannity’: Guns Don’t Kill People, Non-White People Kill People

I normally wouldn’t validate Ann Coulter’s existence by reporting on the ludicrous things she says, but bald racism tolerated by one of Fox News’ most popular personalities is too important to ignore.

Bald racism is exactly what happened on “Hannity” on Monday when Coulter blamed America’s epidemic of gun violence not on guns but rather on racial minorities.

“I just got back from England,” Coulter told host Sean Hannity as their conversation segued from the lack of diversity in President Barack Obama’s recent cabinet nominees to gun violence. “They have not bought into this whole diversity enthusiasm, which raises the important point on gun crimes. We keep hearing how low they are in Europe, and ‘oh, they’re so low and they have no guns.'”

Then, this: “If you compare white populations, we have the same murder rate as Belgium. So perhaps it’s not a gun problem, it is a demographic problem.”

Hannity did not utter a word of protest against this blatantly racist remark. So I will.

First of all, it seems like the vast majority of mass-shooting perpetrators are white males. Second, while I acknowledge that the black murder rate is disproportionate to the African American population, to blame that violence on the race of the perpetrator demonstrates a shocking ignorance to which we’ve unfortunately become all too accustomed coming from reactionary hotheads like Coulter.

It is much easier to blame skin color than to take an honest look in the mirror and acknowledge that the systematic confinement of black people in ghettos, corporate-driven globalization resulting in the decline of American manufacturing and the racialized mass incarceration of millions of black and brown Americans, most for non-violent drug offenses, are the root causes of crime, not skin color.

Of course, the Ann Coulters of the world seem incapable of such nuanced thought. I say “seem” because as a Cornell graduate who went on to earn a law degree Coulter, like many of her far-right brethren, are highly educated and relatively worldly people. I strongly suspect that Coulter knows better. Her polemic pyrotechnics are just for show. Like most of what comes out of her mouth, Ann Coulter is a fraud.

And here I am further validating her existence by talking about her…

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  1. drs1969January 16, 2013 at 12:09 pmReply

    You can’t argue w/ the statistics. I personally (a white guy) have been stalked by 5 blacks who I had previously called the cops on. They didn’t live in the ghetto. They live in a house that is 3x more expensive than mine. They only left me alone after I held my pistol out to my side, for them to see. You don’t need to make excuses for uncivilized people.

  2. Edward TeachJanuary 17, 2013 at 9:43 amReply

    FBI releases top 25 Most Dangerous Cities in America list for 2012
    http://www.examiner.com/article/fbi-releases-top-25-most-dangerous-cities-america-list-for-2012
    Top 10 most dangerous cities in America 2013
    http://americanlivewire.com/top-10-most-dangerous-cities-in-america-2013/
    1. Camden, New Jersey (Population 77, 344) (17.59% Caucasian, 48.07% African American, 34.34% Other Race) ($27,027)

    2. Detroit, Michigan (Population 713,777) ( 10.6% Caucasian, 82.7% African American, 6.7% Other Race) ($25,787)

    3. Atlanta, Georgia (Population 420,003) ( 38.4% Caucasian, 54% African American, 7.6% Other Race) ($35,453)

    4. St. Louis, Missouri (Population 319,294) ( 43.9% Caucasian, 49.2% African American, 6.9% Other Race) ($29,159)

    5. Gary, Indiana (Population 80,294) ( 11.92% Caucasian, 84.03% African American, 4.05% Other Race) ($27,195)

    6. Washington, DC (Population 617,996) ( 38.5% Caucasian, 50.7% African American, 10.8% Other Race) ($55,755)

    7. Hartford, Connecticut (Population 124,775) ( 18.72% Caucasian, 40.05% African American, 41.23% Other Race) ($20,820)

    8. New Orleans, Louisiana (Population 343,829) ( 33% Caucasian, 60.2% African American, 6.8% Other Race) ($24,929)

    9. Richmond, Virginia (Population 204,214) ( 41.6% Caucasian, 52.3% African American, 6.1% Other Race) ($31,121)

    10. Birmingham, Alabama (Population 212,237) ( 35.07% Caucasian, 62.46% African American, 2.47% Other Race) ($26,735)

    Dishonorable Mention: Chicago, Illinois (Population 2,695,598) (45.0% Caucasian, 32.9% African American, 22.1% Other Race) ($38,625)

    Read more at http://americanlivewire.com/top-10-most-dangerous-cities-in-america-2013/#C3xGGsuHhjOMsLjO.99

    Top 10 Safest cities in the US 2013
    http://americanlivewire.com/top-10-safest-cities-in-the-us-2013/
    1. Newton, Massachusetts (Population 85,146) (79.6% Caucasian, 2.5% African American, 17.9% Other Race) ($112,230)

    2. Brick Township, New Jersey (Population 75,072) ( 93.05% Caucasian, 2% African American, 4.95% Other Race) ($65,129)

    3. Amherst, New York (Population 122,366) ( 83.8% Caucasian, 5.7% African American, 10.5% Other Race) ($55,427)

    4. Mission Viejo, California (Population 93,305) ( 79.8% Caucasian, 1.3% African American, 18.9% Other Race) ($93,330)

    5. Clarkstown, New York (Population 84,187) ( 79.97% Caucasian, 7.87% African American, 12.16% Other Race) ($92,121)

    6. Lake Forest, California (Population 77,264) ( 70.3% Caucasian, 1.7% African American, 28% Other Race) ($86,285)

    7. Thousand Oaks, California (Population 126,683) ( 80.3% Caucasian, 1.3% African American, 18.4% Other Race) ($101,120)

    8. Colonie, New York (Population 81,591) ( 90.55% Caucasian, 3.96% African American, 5.85% Other Race) ($51,817)

    9. Cary, North Carolina (Population 135,234) ( 73.1% Caucasian, 8% African American, 18.9% Other Race) ($83,292)

    10. Toms River, New Jersey (Population 91,239) ( 89.91% Caucasian, 2.7% African American, 7.39% Other Race) ($71,934)

    Read more at http://americanlivewire.com/top-10-safest-cities-in-the-us-2013/#Fp5g504tW5u1yxbp.99

    World`s Most Dangerous Cities – Top 10
    http://zeenews.india.com/slideshow/world-s-most-dangerous-cities-top-10_49.html/10

    People it’s a demographic problem.

    To deny the truth will make you a liar to accept the truth does not make you a racist.

    • Brett WilkinsJanuary 17, 2013 at 9:52 amReplyAuthor

      First of all, none of those “safest” cities are cities at all, they are towns or suburbs without cores stricken with urban decay as a result of the decline of American manufacturing. I grew up in Ocean County, NJ, where 2 of the “cities” on your list are located. Brick and Toms River are hardly “cities” by any stretch of the imagination. Second, it’s much easier to blame blacks for crime than the underlying causes of criminality, most of them being things blacks have little or no control over (see “first of all” above). Why is it that gun nuts have no problem pointing the finger at factors other than guns to explain gun crime, but you seem incapable of recognizing that factors other than blackness are to blame for black crime? Education, opportunity, justice, equality, hope and dignity– these are all missing from the inner city black experience. Yes, there are things we blacks could do better to help ourselves. But when the game is rigged against you, crime may start to look like your best option.

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