In a remark extraordinary even by the standards of conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, the right-wing radio heavyweight declared on his program Wednesday that the United States needed to return to racially segregated buses.
Referring to an incident in which a white student was beaten by black students on a bus, Limbaugh said: “I think the guy’s wrong. I think not only it was racism, it was justifiable racism. I mean, that’s the lesson we’re being taught here today. Kid shouldn’t have been on the bus anyway. We need segregated buses — it was invading space and stuff. This is Obama’s America.”
The final sentence is really the betrayal of his obvious racist thoughts and what he wants his listeners to come away with. The implication here is: “Do you see what happens when you make a black man the most powerful man on the planet?”
Limbaugh is no fool. He knows how to stir the pot and he I am giving him the attention that he seeks. Will I ever learn? Probably not. I wonder if there was a black student beaten up by a bunch of white kids, or a gay student beaten up by a bunch of straight kids if Rush would have stated the same opinion?