Ann Coulter, the right-wing conservative commentator, was interviewed on ABC’s This Week with host George Stephanopolis to discuss a few controversial comments in her new book on race, Mugged.
In the interview, Coulter claimed that civil rights are only for blacks, and not other groups.
“The way liberals have treated blacks like children … have been harmful to blacks, at least they got the beneficiary group right … There is the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow laws. We don’t owe the homeless, we don’t owe feminists, we don’t owe women who are desires of having abortions or gays who want to get married to one another. That’s what civil rights have become for much of the left. They dropped the blacks after five minutes.”
Stephanopolis interrupted to ask whether or not immigrant rights were civil rights. Coulter insisted “No, I think civil rights are for blacks. What have we done to the immigrants? We owe black people something; we have a legacy of slavery. Immigrants haven’t even been in this country.”
Coulter also went further to insist to political economist Robert Reich that not everyone in America was an immigrant or a descendant of immigrants. When Reich agreed and gave the exception of Native Americans. Coulter believes that they too were from another continent.
Coulter has a long history of making comments that many find offensive.