No he didn’t…what?
Cliven Bundy, a Nevada rancher is making headlines for his racist statement. Washington Post reports that Clive who was featured in the New York Times yesterday, was caught on camera saying “Blacks are better off as slaves”.
Not only is it a derogatory remark to blacks but also people of all colours.
Through movies like 12 Years a Slave and Django Unchained, the world has gotten to see what we assume is an inkling of brutal slavery.
“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.
“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”
It is being reported that a lot of lawmakers who had supported the conservative hero and patriot, immediately condemned his remarks.
As expected, Bundy is being criticised on social media.
Watch Clive make the statement
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