On the August 21, 2007 broadcast of the nationally syndicated Rush Limbaugh Show, Limbaugh responded to a caller who asked why Democrats wanted to provide support and assistance in the African country of Darfur.
"There are two reasons. What color is the skin of the people in Darfur? It's black. And who do the Democrats really need to keep voting for them? If they lose a significant percentage of this voting bloc, they're in trouble." The caller responded, "The black population" to which Limbaugh said, "Right."
How anyone with a sense of decency could create a line of thought much less the words to state that America's involvement in Darfur is politically motivated in order to secure the "Black vote" in 2008 versus an act of humanitarianism is beyond comprehension.
As many as 400,000 men, women and children have been estimated killed as a result of the conflict in Darfur and nearly 3,000,0000 million people are now homeless living in refugee camps in nearby countries as result of the bloodshed. Many of these refugees are women who have been repeatedly attacked and raped in camps which were built to house and protect to them.
Mr. Limbaugh's insidious, constant and careless race-baiting prove his partisan agenda--disconnected from humanitarian concerns. Gay Americans, women and people of color all appear to be fair game for Mr. Limbaugh as he seeks to empower himself and others like him at the risk of the lives of innocent men, women and children.
The National Black Justice Coalition calls for swift sanctions against Rush Limbaugh, his producers and advertisers of his radio program. NBJC also calls for a nation-wide support of a petition requiring Limbaugh to apologize for his insensitive remarks on the air."
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