Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) got into a heated argument about race and crime with Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson during a discussion on Ferguson, Mo.
"But the fact is, I find it very disappointing that you're not discussing the fact that 93 percent of blacks in America are killed by other blacks. We're talking about the exception here," Giuliani said on NBC's "Meet the Press" while discussing whether police forces reflect the demographics of the communities they serve.
Dyson called this a "false equivalency."
Which it is. Dyson has plenty of "you boys need to pull up your pants and be respectable-lookin to white folk" moments, but here he's correct. Giuliani on the other hand...
Later in the argument Giuliani argued that while police officers are only present in certain communities because black people are committing crimes.
"It is the reason for the heavy police presence in the black community," he said. "White police officers won't be there if you weren't killing each other 70 percent of the time."
Because we're violent, sub-human savages who need to be caged or better yet, gunned down. Former mayor of NYC and one-time Presidential candidate saying this, just so you know.
No, he won't apologize for it, either.
"Here's what I'm very frustrated about with Ferguson, and all these situations," he told "Fox and Friends" co-host Steve Doocey. "These things happen and they are exceptions."
“The danger to a black child in America is not a white police officer. That’s going to happen less than one percent of the time," he later added. "The danger to a black child -- if it was my child -- the danger is another black.”
Giuliani went on to suggest that Ferguson protestors ("these people") should spend more time "trying to straighten out" crime in the black community.
"I used to look at our crime reduction, and the reason we reduced homicide by 65 percent is because we reduced it in the black community," Giuliani said of his time as mayor. "Because there is virtually no homicide in the white community."
The FBI would like to disagree with Mr. Giuliani on that last point. I'll disagree with him everywhere else.
Yes, he's just another hateful Republican and always has been.