Some people spout stereotypes so reflexively that they don’t even realize how they are contradicting themselves.
A commenter at the Sojourners blog was quick to play the “conservatives are racist” card and insisted that white conservatives are upset about losing our majority and are doing everything we can to fight to keep it.
Unfortunately for her, I pointed out the rate of abortions in the black community is triple that of whites (and the rate of Hispanics is double that of whites). Therefore, if we are so desperate to keep our majority we’d do the following:
- Oppose any restrictions to abortions
- Support taxpayer funded abortions, which are sure to increase those ratios
- Support Planned Parenthood, which targets minority communities
Of course, we do the opposite of those things. So we are either completely unaware that our behaviors are hastening our demise (eek!) or maybe — just maybe! — we aren’t racist after all. Perhaps we think it is immoral to kill innocent human beings of any skin color and we would gladly sacrifice our majority to save lives.
If any group is racist, wouldn’t it be the one supporting policies that result in non-whites being destroyed at rates faster than whites?
Defending conservative principles is not racist. Playing the race card instead of using facts and logic is racist.