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Bill O'Reilly Blames Black, Unwed Mothers for Black Crime Rate (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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Last night on "The O'Reilly Factor," host Bill O’Reilly blamed the violent crime rate among black people on choices made by single black mothers.

O'Reilly followed the script of many Fox News hosts by quickly segueing from the George Zimmerman case into an attack of the black community.

According to Mediaite.com, O'Reilly also claimed that President Barack Obama had "no clue" on how to "solve problems within the black community."

“The sad truth is that from the president on down, our leadership has no clue, no clue at all about how to solve problems within the black community," O'Reilly said. "And many are frightened to even broach the issue."

However, many black leaders, including Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, have emphasized personal responsibility in the black community for years.

“When was the last time you saw a public service ad telling young black girls to avoid becoming pregnant? O'Reilly said. "Has President Obama done such an ad? How about [Jessie] Jackson or [Al] Sharpton? Has the Congressional Black Caucus demanded an ad like that? White people don’t force black people to have babies out of wedlock. That’s a personal decision. A decision that has devastated millions of children and led to disaster  both socially and economically.”

O'Reilly did not mention the millions of white women who also have children out of wedlock Also, according to Planned Parenthood, teen pregnancies are actually going down.

Sources: Mediaite.com, Planned Parenthood, MediaMatters.org, CNN, TheHuffington Post