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ADL Letter to William J. Bennett

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In the following letter to former Education Secretary William J. Bennett, ADL expresses outrage at his remarks on his national radio program linking the abortion of Black babies to crime reduction.

Anti-Defamation League


Mr. William J. Bennett
Mornings in America
 
     September 30, 2005

Dear Mr. Bennett:

We are concerned about your comments linking the reduction of crime to the abortion of black babies.

Though you immediately acknowledged that this argument was "morally reprehensible," we are troubled by the casual manner in which you aired such divisive, offensive and potentially hatred-inducing racial stereotypes on the radio.

Now is the time for thoughtful dialogue and soul-searching on the part of white and black leaders, not the reckless airing of bigoted stereotypes.

We look forward to hearing from you.


  Sincerely,

Anti-Defamation League



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