Fox News Medical A Team Expert and moronic blowhard, Dr. Keith Ablow, well-renowned for his foot-in-mouth syndrome has succumbed once again to the taste of his own toe fungus.
In the past he has stuck with mostly misogynistic insults directed in any way imaginable. He once went after Michelle Obama for her weight, and then took fat-shaming to a whole new level when he even said the same of one of his female co-hosts. And yet the show goes on.
This time he went after Eric Holder. Since Ablow couldn’t utilize misogynistic remarks he went to the old safety harness of the conservative base – race baiting. In a wonderful attempt at conservative transparency he didn’t even use veiled remarks to cover up his racist diatribe. He went right for the throat, although I’m not sure if he was aiming for Holder’s or his own…
Think of the difference between Robert Kennedy going after Martin Luther King’s assassination and saying that he, too, had lost someone in his family and that he understands the pain of the other race. And here’s Eric Holder, reprehensible, a dismissible human in terms of his job description, he can’t do his job, who literally goes there and says,
‘No, we are separate and you can’t trust the caucasians.’
That is unbelievable! On two counts.
1) Ablow doesn’t know what the word literally means
Literally – adverb (ˈli-tə-rə-lē, ˈli-trə-lē, ˈli-tər-lē) in a literal sense or manner; actually
2) Eric Holder never actually said this.
Throwing this in with Ablow’s confused history over what acceptable BMI measurements are it’s a wonder he even passed medical school. You would think a man who could take tests and practical applications on life-saving measures for the human body would have been instructed on how to properly open up the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary. But I digress…
What Attorney General Holder actually said was referencing systemic racism that is inherent in our society, not by any intentional nefarious means but as a byproduct of the ‘white majority’ society we live in. This is something that is a well known and documented fact. It is something that is prodded and taught throughout universities as a way to understand where this country’s racial mentality came from and why it exists in society today in the way that it does.
The systemic racism in America differs greatly from other First World societies in large part to the history of American slavery, the aftermath of its abolishment, and the way in which both the North and the South responded as a result of “freedom” being given to the black people. Hint: both the North and South still didn’t see them as humans who were equal. Blacks were viewed in the North as having the right to be free, but not equal. So, although free they were still treated as subhuman by many abolitionists for decades to come.
The second and third order effects of that have created a systemic racism inherent in the lifeblood of American society. It is something that we all need to continue to work on to make effective change from within our own mindset. And THAT is to what Eric Holder was referring.
I just had the opportunity to sit down with some wonderful young people and to hear them talk about the mistrust they have at a young age. These are young people and already they are concerned about potential interactions they might have with the police.
I understand that mistrust. I am the Attorney General of the United States. But I am also a black man. I can remember being stopped on the New Jersey turnpike on two occasions and accused of speeding. Pulled over…. ‘Let me search your car’… Go through the trunk of my car, look under the seats and all this kind of stuff. I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me.
I think about my time in Georgetown – a nice neighborhood of Washington – and I am running to a picture movie at about 8 o’clock at night. I am running with my cousin. Police car comes driving up, flashes his lights, yells ‘where you going? Hold it!’ I say ‘Woah, I’m going to a movie.’ Now my cousin started mouthing off. I’m like, ‘This is not where we want to go. Keep quiet.’ I’m angry and upset. We negotiate the whole thing and we walk to our movie. At the time that he stopped me, I was a federal prosecutor. I wasn’t a kid. I was a federal prosecutor. I worked at the United States Department of Justice. So I’ve confronted this myself.
I suppose Ablow just wants black people to shut up and never speak about racial disparity again. After all it doesn’t affect him. Why would he care?