via Think Progress
If there’s any race that shouldn’t feel guilty about slavery, it’s Caucasians, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh said on Monday, responding to the growing outrage over the George Zimmerman verdict.
Limbaugh railed against what he described as “white guilt” about the nation’s mistreatment of African Americans, going so far as to suggest that white people shouldn’t be blamed for enslaving black people:
“If any race of people should not have guilt about slavery it’s Caucasians. The White race has probably had fewer slaves and for a briefer period of time than any other in the history of the world.
Despite all that, no other race has ever fought a war for the purpose of ending slavery, which we did. Nearly 600,000 people killed in the Civil War. It’s preposterous that Caucasians are blamed for slavery when they have done more to end it than any other race and within the bounds of the Constitution to boot.
Yet white guilt about slavery is still one of the dominating factors in American politics.”