MSNBC host Joy Reid and her guests claim Americans “hate black people.” But she supports abortion, which has killed 20 million black people — more than any other cause of death, including a police shooting she condemns.
In the aftermath of former police officer Kim Potter being sentenced to just two years for accidentally shooting black motorist Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, two MSNBC shows have stretched to claim a racial double standard while one frequent guest also provocatively claimed that America “hates black people.”
On her The ReidOut show on Friday evening, host Joy Reid gave a typical account of Wright as she ignored his criminal history that allegedly included attempted murder, and armed robbery that led to his legal problems, and suggested that he was just guilty of minor infractions:
Potter could be back home with her family in just 14 months — 14 months — for the shooting death of the 20-year-old Wright, who was pulled over for an expired registration tag and an air freshener hanging in the back windshield, which is all to say he was pulled over for driving while black.
Reacting to Judge Regina Chu for speaking sympathetically of Officer Potter because she shot Wright by accident, correspondent for The Nation and frequent guest Elie Mystal went apoplectic:
Joy, this country hates us. This country hates black people, and we know it — we talk about it — we joke about it. We know what we’re up against. But sometimes that hatred that this country has for us really comes out and just takes your breath away. It grabs you by the neck and just takes your breath away.
But Joy Reid and her guests will never condemn abortion — which has taken more black lives than anything. The numbers aren’t even close.
For nearly 50 years, Roe v. Wade has had devastating effects on African American families.
Unborn black babies are killed in abortions at a disproportionately high rate, and more than 20 million have lost their lives to abortions since 1973. Their mothers also are targeted and discriminated against by the abortion industry, and many women’s abortion deaths in recent years have been young black mothers.
How aggressive is the targeting of black women with abortion sales? Blacks make up 44 percent of the population of Mississippi but they have 80 percent of the abortions in the state. In Texas, African Americans make up 59 percent of the population and have 74 percent of the abortions.
Tanya Britton, a black pro-life sidewalk counselor and former president of Pro-Life Mississippi, told the AP that abortion is a tragedy, not a solution to black women’s struggles. If all the black babies who were aborted would be alive today, she said they would make up the population of several large cities.
“You just can’t take the life of someone because this is not convenient,” Britton said.