(ChattahBox US News)—MSNBC contributor and resident bigot Pat Buchanan has penned yet another vile race-baiting screed on the pages of the right-wing birther website WorldNetDaily. This time around, Buchanan explores eugenics and “The racial gap in education.” While relying on a notorious White Supremacist website to make his point, Buchanan predictably concludes that our public schools are being destroyed by the inferior brain power of Hispanic immigrants and blacks. Now, if we could just restrict our public schools to whites and Asians and push the rest “out the door” like in the good ol’ days “of the 1940s and 1950s,” reasons Buchanan then we would solve America’s educational problems.
Why does MSNBC continue to ignore Buchanan’s race-baiting and bigoted xenophobia and keep him on the air as a frequent contributor?
Buchanan, by citing White Nationalist Steve Sailer of VDARE.com, a racist anti-immigration website, is certainly not being subtle about his beliefs. VDARE has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty law Center.
Media Matters’ Jamison Foser writes,
Who is this Steve Sailer that Buchanan gives so much credence to?
Let’s take a look at some passages from Buchanan’s latest racial screed, as he also cites VDARE contributor Robert Weissberg’s book “Bad Students, Not Bad Schools,” to make his point.
Buchanan reasons that there is noting wrong with our public schools. The problems lie in what he calls the intellectual disparities of the “racial divide.”
Quoting Weissberg Buchanan writes,
So you see, the mediocre brains of Hispanic immigrants and other non-white students are responsible for our nation’s low test scores, according to Buchanan
This is just the latest in a series of outwardly racist WND columns from Buchanan, invoking social wedge issues to stoke racial resentment. In October, Buchanan attacked the social safety net for the poor and unemployed, particularly food stamps, arguing that poverty doesn’t exist in America because the poor have not resorted to cannibalism.
In May, Buchanan railed against too many Jews serving on the U.S. Supreme Court. And last year, Buchanan attacked Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor, our first Latino Justice, as someone
The fact that MSNBC continues to employ Buchanan as a respected political analyst is a discredit to the network.