Claiming minorities have “commandeered” civil rights, Ann Coulter says that civil rights are not for gays or immigrants, civil rights are only “for Blacks,” because of slavery. Coulter made the remarks to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Sunday’s “This Week,” while plugging her new book, Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama.
“Coulter said that she thought that ‘civil rights are for blacks’ because the U.S. has a ‘legacy of slavery and Jim Crow laws’,” the Huffington Post reported:
She added, “We don’t owe the homeless. We don’t owe feminists. We don’t owe women who are desirous of having abortions, or gays who want to get married to one another.” She said that “much of the left…dropped the blacks after five minutes” to argue for “civil rights” for other groups of people.
Stephanopoulos interrupted Coulter asking, “Immigrant rights are not civil rights?” Coulter confirmed that she only thinks “civil rights are for blacks.”
She argued, “What have we done to the immigrants? We owe black people something. We have a legacy of slavery. Immigrants haven ‘t even been in this country.”
Coulter’s book, Mugged, which officially goes on sale tomorrow, offers these concepts, per the Amazon.com description:
“This isn’t a story about black people—it’s a story about the Left’s agenda to patronize blacks and lie to everyone else.”
For decades, the Left has been putting on a play with themselves as heroes in an ongoing civil rights movement—which they were mostly absent from at the time. Long after pervasive racial discrimination ended, they kept pretending America was being run by the Klan and that liberals were black America’s only protectors.
It took the O. J. Simpson verdict—the race-based acquittal of a spectacularly guilty black celebrity as blacks across America erupted in cheers—to shut down the white guilt bank.
But now, fewer than two decades later, our “postracial” president has returned us to the pre-OJ era of nonstop racial posturing. A half-black, half-white Democrat, not descended from American slaves, has brought racial unrest back with a whoop.
The Obama candidacy allowed liberals to engage in self-righteousness about race and get a hard-core Leftie in the White House at the same time. In 2008, we were told the only way for the nation to move past race was to elect him as president. And 53 percent of voters fell for it.
Now, Ann Coulter fearlessly explains the real history of race relations in this country, including how white liberals twist that history to spring the guilty, accuse the innocent, and engender racial hatreds, all in order to win politically.
Going where few authors would dare, Coulter explores the racial demagoguery that has mugged America since the early seventies. She shines the light of truth on cases ranging from Tawana Brawley, Lemrick Nelson, and Howard Beach, NY, to the LA riots and the Duke lacrosse scandal. And she shows how the 2012 Obama campaign is going to inspire the greatest racial guilt mongering of all time.
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