Bill O’Reilly: Obama Shouldn’t Have Raised “The Specter Of Slavery And Jim Crow” In Dallas Police Eulogy

Bill O’Reilly: Obama Shouldn’t Have Raised “The Specter Of Slavery And Jim Crow” In Dallas Police Eulogy

O’Reilly: “White People Have Been The Subject Of Bigotry As Well”

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From the July 12 edition of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor:

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BILL O’REILLY (HOST): The president went on to say that race relations have, quote, “improved dramatically in my lifetime.” However, raising the specter of slavery and Jim Crow gives the haters an excuse and fuels the grievance industry. If we are ever to become one nation under God, we'll have to put the grievances behind us, and not use them as an excuse for current bad behavior. That means acceptance of past sins and a determination to never let mass discrimination happen again. To some extent, the president understands that. But he is not powerful enough in stating it. Instead, he dwells on the problem rather than on the solution.

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And white people have been the subject of bigotry as well. The truth is bias will always be with us. Every country has it. From the dawn of mankind, unfair treatment has occurred on this planet. Americans should all be in this together, but we're not. What we really need is a federal government to create laws that are fair to everyone and make sure they are enforced without prejudice. That's not going to be easy. But it is possible. And that's the memo.

Previously:

Right-Wing Media Attack Obama’s Eulogy For Fallen Dallas Police Officers As A “Middle Finger To Cops”

O'Reilly: Martin Luther King Would Not Support Black Lives Matter Movement

Congressional Black Caucus Demands Bill O’Reilly Apologize For Saying He Wants To “Slap” Rep. Jim Clyburn

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