Well, I’m gay AND black so what the fuck?
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter recently appeared on ABC’s show ‘This Week’ and said civil rights were for blacks only. Yawn. Coulter also made sure to say Democrats are moving away from blacks and working on rights for Latinos. Oh, but don’t dare call those policies civil rights either.
“The way liberals have treated blacks like children and many of their policies have been harmful to blacks, at least they got the beneficiary group right,” Coulter said. “There is the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow laws. We don’t owe the homeless. We don’t owe feminists. We don’t owe women who are desirous of having abortions, but that’s — or — or gays who want to get married to one another. That’s what civil rights has become for much of the left.”
When asked whether immigrant rights were not civil rights, Coulter responded, “No. I think civil rights are for blacks… 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.”
After watching this video a few times I wanted to believe Coulter is right. But if we make civil rights for blacks only, immigration rights for Latinos only (remember her example doesn’t include any other races of people), and gay rights for two men who want to marry each other … what the hell happens to ONE nation under God (even though America has no official religion, anyway)?
The iPhone that just came out last week is still an iPhone even though the first generation was released in 2007. Civil rights in 2012 may not be the same as when the Civils Rights Act of 1964 passed. But dammit they are still civil rights! Somebody get this dumb, uneducated lady off my screen.