It’s a shame that we Nigerians have decided to repeat the insult Ann Coulter, the American lawyer turned un-official spokesperson for racist Americans, has published about us.
Apart from racist Republican members and Tea Party activists nobody in America takes her seriously anymore. That is why she has decided to turn on
Nigerians because she has been told that we are our own worst enemies.
She knows Nigerians would help broadcast any insult she directs at us and in a way we may have justified her actions.
When this woman called President Obama (an associate college professor before he went to the Senate and eventually became US president) a “retard” nobody in Obama’s camp paid her any attention because they know people like her seek attention by insulting other people.
I will not condescend to Ann Coulter’s level by heaping insults on her but I will give you a list of things she has said in the past that have just been a reflection of her racist, xenophobic views completely devoid of reason. Views, which she wouldn’t have expressed if she had simply taken the time to verify them on Google.
Her anger was initially directed at Hispanic Americans but it appears she’s run out of things to say about them now or has simply decided to move homes after every prejudicial comment she’s made about them turned out to be untrue.
Here is a list of dumb, racist comments she’s made about Hispanics in the past:
She believes immigration reform will mark the “end of America” as the strongest economy in the world. Meanwhile most economists (people who actually think before they talk) agree that immigration reform will boost the overall economy, though labour competition will increase in some sectors.
She once said there were 20 million undocumented immigrants in the US. According to the Pew Hispanic Centre, there were about 11.1 million undocumented immigrants in the country as of 2011. Migration from Mexico, the country where the highest number of undocumented immigrants originate, now stands at zero or less.
She said Latinos are lazy: Records have shown that the Hispanic community is highly entrepreneurial. According to the US Census data cited by Businessweek, they opened twice as many businesses as the national average in the 2000s. It’s also a well known fact that undocumented Hispanics often work gruelling jobs, for longer hours and fewer benefits than native born whites and documented immigrants.
Undocumented immigrants want to live in the US illegally to receive government benefits. This statement is either evidence of dangerously abysmal ignorance or malicious manipulation of the truth. On a scale of 1 – 10, 1 being “very untrue” and 10 being “very true”. That statement is -5 (negative 5). Undocumented immigrants are under no circumstance eligible for government benefits. Even few documented immigrants are eligible for government benefits. Most undocumented immigrants would rather regularise their status than risk being caught applying for benefits.
She believes Hispanics become poorer over time: Research, however, shows that each generation of Latinos tends to do better, economically, than the previous generation. This research was carried out by the Migration Policy Institute in 2011.
She once tweeted that ‘Real’ Hispanics are on welfare. Meanwhile, study released last year by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities noted that non-Hispanic whites accounted for 64 percent of the population in 2010 and received 69 percent of entitlement benefits. Hispanics, on the other hand, made up 16 percent of the population but received 12 percent of the benefits.
Finally, this woman believes Hispanics automatically vote Democrats. That is laughable considering the number of prominent Hispanic politicians in the Republican Party. Marco Rubio is a well known United States Senator, who is Cuban-American and Republican.
Anyone remember Ted Cruz, the comedian who joked about Nigerian scammers running Obamacare? Okay, he’s a Republican US Senator whose father fled from Cuba. Talk about a house divided against itself.
It will be interesting to watch both of them talk about their beliefs at a Republican Party organised event some day.
I believe news sites or blogs should publish newsworthy events. The fact that Ann Coulter insults a non-white, non-republican voting community is not news. That’s second nature to her. It’s like seeing a headline tomorrow screaming, “Obama Goes To The Oval Office.” That’s not news, it’s what he does every working day.