"But the fact is, I find it very disappointing that you're not discussing the fact that 93 percent of blacks in America are killed by other blacks. We're talking about the exception here," Giuliani said on NBC's "Meet the Press" while discussing whether police forces reflect the demographics of the communities they serve.Which is, frankly, racist and disgusting. Sixteen women, most (if not all) of them white, now say Bill Cosby sexually assaulted and/or raped them.
Later in the argument Giuliani argued that while police officers are only present in certain communities because black people are committing crimes. "It is the reason for the heavy police presence in the black community," he said. "White police officers won't be there if you weren't killing each other 70 percent of the time."
Which isn't racist, because.....well, I'm not sure why. The idea that black men are slavering after white women goes so far back in American history it might as well be the original racist trope. I remember seeing a KKK pamphlet showing a drawing of a google-eyed black man drooling at the thought of raping a fair young white woman, when I was much younger, and I'm still a lot younger than Harper Lee.
I'm not saying there's a racial animus against Bill Cosby; but I'm intrigued by the idea nobody seems to think there could be. 16 white women (or the majority are white, if not all) claim this black man raped them. And tout le mond is as ready to believe them as the jury was ready to believe Mayella Ewell.
Why doesn't this sound like a case for Atticus Finch? Is it because the generation so happy to despise Cosby for this, doesn't remember the racism that Harper Lee knew?
Really; I'm wondering.