Ted Nugent: ‘Denial-riddled black community’ has ‘mindless tendency to violence’
Ted Nugent is adding fuel to the firestorm he sparked over his controversial comments regarding race and the death of Trayvon Martin.
After a series of rants, including calling 17-year-old Martin a “dope smoking, racist gangsta wannabe,” the right wing rocker made even more incendiary remarks in a recently published opinion piece.
Nugent’s article – which was published on the conservative website, WND Tuesday – addressed his thoughts on race, the black community and Martin’s role in his encounter with George Zimmerman, which ultimately led to Martin’s death.
The first step toward genuine healing for the denial-riddled hysterical black community would be to admit that George Zimmerman was indeed getting his “a– whooped” by an angry, violent, wildly overreacting young man, and that Trayvon Martin was not an innocent child. You must admit this, or you will only continue to make things worse.
In the lengthy piece, Nugent posed a series of questions addressing Martin’s actions and asked if they were a reflection of the “mindless tendency” towards violence he says exists within the black community.
He wrote, “Why the nasty ‘creepy a– cracker’ racism and impulse to attack? Where does this come from? Is it the same mindless tendency to violence we see in black communities across America, most heart-breakingly in Chicago pretty much every day of the week? Where does this come from? And why is it so prevalent?”
Nugent also brought up Rachel Jeantel – the friend of Trayvon Martin who testified on the stand and eventually became the center of much controversy, saying:
Did you happen to mention that the misguided, I believe racist prosecution team’s prime witness, one Rachel Jeantel, displayed pretty much every self-inflicted bad choice that really oppresses blacks?
Obesity is also a major cause of death for blacks. That no one disciplined Rachel to get the most basic education to be able to read or speak clearly is the root of unemployment for blacks.
This is not the first time the outspoken rocker has discussed his thoughts on race relations in America. Attorney General Eric Holder, President Obama, Stevie Wonder and other prominent black figures have all come in for Nugent’s scrutiny.
At the end of his diatribe, Nugent says he has to rush off for his concert, where he is “paying tribute to James Brown, Wilson Picket, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddly, Motown and the mighty Funkbrothers.”
He added: “I will be surrounded by my band, crew, family and friends, all of whom have jobs, healthy bodies, are well-educated and extremely hard workers, don’t belong to gangs, care deeply about being the best that they can be and are willing to help and love everybody, including our black, Hispanic, Asian, Indian and every other color and ethnicity there is.”
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