Rudy Giuliani is an unapologetic race monger who seems to despise African American men in elected leadership positions.
Last week, Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, sank to an all-time low when he blamed President Barack Obama for high crime rates in the Black community, a vicious fight in a Brooklyn McDonald’s, and the shootings of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri.
It’s perhaps the most absurd racially-charged allegation that has ever been uttered by Giuliani – and he’s expressed a litany of ridiculous notions over the past 20 years. He often spews racist sentiments while wrapping himself in the proverbial American flag.
In a radio interview with John Gambling on AM 970, Giuliani said Obama is ignoring “enormous amounts of crime” being committed by African-Americans.
“It all starts at the top,” Giuliani said. “It’s the tone that’s set by the President.”
Giuliani said about “70 percent” of crimes in New York are committed by African-Americans and said Obama is at fault.
“And if an African-American president stood up and said – I hate to mention it because of what happened afterwards – the kinds of stuff that Bill Cosby used to say. The kinds of stuff that Imam Pasha says at the Malcolm X Mosque: This is our responsibility,” he said.
What kind of tone is Obama setting? And how can Giuliani legitimately blame Obama for the behavior of others?
I would argue that the president sets a tone for racial conciliation and cultural understanding. And Obama has mentioned – on a number of occasions – that Black people must take responsibility for violent behavior in our communities.
Did Giuliani conveniently overlook Obama’s remarks – or does he just prefer to lie because he thinks he’ll get away with it?
White Noise: Rudy Giuliani Blames Obama For…Everything was originally published on blackamericaweb.com