Limbaugh: "White race" should not "have guilt about slavery"

"If any race of people should not have guilt about slavery, it's Caucasians," he said

By Jillian Rayfield
Published July 22, 2013 9:47PM (EDT)

On his Monday show, Rush Limbaugh ranted against "white guilt" and "Caucasians" getting "blamed for slavery when they've done more to end it than any other race, and within the bounds of the Constitution to boot."

"White guilt is doing nothing for anybody, and white guilt is not solving anything," Limbaugh said. "And besides that, a little history lesson for you. 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."

He stipulated that he knows that "when the civil rights coalition gets ginned up," they're talking about slavery in America. "And that can't be denied; it happened. But, compared to the kind of slavery that still exists in the rest of the world and has existed, by no means was it anywhere near the worst."

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