Here’s a round up of some of this week’s more homophobic, racist, misogynist, sexist, and general insane rants. I apologize in advance to any bigots I’ve overlooked.
1. Standing By the N-Word, 100%!
When an NAACP official urged the Kansas Board of Education to ensure that students were learning about African American history, white board member Steve Roberts responded the way any of us would: by defending the use of the N-word. Addressing Ben Scott, the president of the Topeka NAACP, Roberts, an elected (Republican) board member, complained that school standards were “too politically correct,” especially around the use of the slur. He lamented the falsity that New York City had banned the use of the “N-word.” Really, New York passed a non-binding resolution calling for a moratorium on the slur. He then pointed out that Martin Luther King Jr. himself had used the word in his Letter from Birmingham Jail. He wrapped up by saying:
“We have to push the frontiers of political correctness and do what’s right … And so, if I were to use it clinically, I would almost use a test to see what the effect on Twitter would be. ‘That Roberts guy said n*gger at the state school board meeting, and he said it as, it’s probably the ugliest word in our vocabulary. It’s an ugly repugnant absolutely horrific word that we should rise above… But I did get it out there … and I appreciate the opportunity to do that in a politically correct setting.” […]
2. Legalized Abortions Are Responsible For School Shootings
Speaking at a commencement address at the University of Mary, Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.)said, “Forty years ago, the United States Supreme Court sanctioned abortion on demand. And we wonder why our culture sees school shootings so often.” […]