Rocker and National Rifle Association (NRA) board member Ted Nugent recently unleashed an angry attack on black people in Ferguson, Missouri.
Nugent, who has claimed not to be racist on numerous occasions, wrote an article for the conspiracy website WorldNet Daily in which he condemns “Ferguson thugs” and a “plague of black violence.”
Nugent begins the article with a report about a police officer who was shot in Ferguson while he investigated a break-in.
Nugent then claims the suspects are "black males," but provides no proof.
“Based on crime stats in Ferguson and elsewhere, it would be a safe bet to assume the two thugs the police are looking for are black males between the age of 15 and 25,” claimed Nugent.
"It would also be a safe bet the two thugs being searched for were raised by a single parent, have criminal records, are high school dropouts, don’t have jobs and are very likely to be members of a gang," adds Nugent.
After making his unsubstantiated racist claims, Nugent then blames "liberalism."
"It is liberalism that engineered and created the very conditions that have decimated and destroyed black American families and their communities," writes Nugent. "Astonishingly and regretfully, the overwhelming majority of black Americans continue to vote for the very political party that has destroyed them."
Nugent never specifically explains how "liberalism" has assaulted black people, but refers to a statement by the black conservative group Project 21 (which was formed by the white conservative group National Center for Public Policy Research in response to the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, notes journalist Max Blumenthal) that blames President Johnson's "War on Poverty" for out-of-wedlock births among black people.
Salon.com notes that Nugent "chose not to dwell on police officers’ wanton shooting of unarmed black men, by widespread, racially discriminatory policies like redlining that have cut African-American families off from resources, jobs, and social networks, or by the persistence of economic and employment discrimination against black people."
Sources: Salon.com, Max Blumenthal, WorldNet Daily (Image Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Lenny Francioni)