The women of “The View” are angry over this.
“I am starting to feel that there is some sort of racial thing … but damnit I am sick of this crap! Could you people get your act together? … Stop pointing the finger at single parents!”
The passage Goldberg cites:
“Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President.”
Was Goldberg also upset when Barack Obama noted the decline of the black two-parent household? —
“More than half of all black children live in single-parent households, a number that has doubled — doubled — since we were children.”
— or just when she thinks a white woman said it? (Because Bachmann didn’t say it — in fact, it wasn’t even included in the original pledge she signed. Goldberg condescendingly remarked that Bachmann needs to read up on history, I reply that Goldberg should get her facts straight on this story before commenting on it.) Bachmann signed a pledge that she feels is indicative of her faith and doesn’t rewrite her principles to accommodate popularity. We’ve become the first industrialized nation to outlaw slavery, to elect a black president, but families in the black community are still suffering, a suffering often aided by the very individuals who claim to help. This is irony, not racism.
Read the full piece at Big Journalism.