Cliven Bundy, a Nevada rancher who was in the news recently for having won a two-decade long fight with the federal government for refusing to pay over $1 million in grazing fees after it was discovered that his cattle were grazing on federal land, is now in headlines for comments he has made about Blacks.
Bundy, who many conservatives championed for his fight against the federal government, was quoted as saying that he thinks blacks were better off when they were enslaved in a New York Times profile.
“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.”
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