Brian Kilmeade (Fox News)

Brian Kilmeade, equal opportunity a**hole, would cross street to avoid black people "with hoods on" and "white guy with tattoos"

"Those guys like to have that, that artsy look"


Joanna Rothkopf
March 14, 2015 12:45AM (UTC)

On Friday's edition of Fox News Radio's "Kilmeade & Friends," a caller brought up laws and policies that discriminated against black citizens, such as stop-and-frisk and certain drug laws. White people in many areas are far more likely to possess drugs and drug paraphernalia, the caller argued, than black people, but the black people end up being prosecuted much more frequently.

To respond, host Brian Kilmeade provided a clunky explanation for why certain people get arrested more than others:

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"If I'm in 112th -- 45th Street up in Harlem and I'm walking around, you know, with ripped jeans with a hood over my head, looking kind of raunchy without, without shaving. Now I either can be a, you know, a musician, perhaps, and I'd get pulled over a few times. Those guys like to have that, that artsy look. Or I could be a guy just looking to sell drugs who might be -- I might profile as somebody that's looking to break the law in some way. Now, I would think that I'm more apt to get pulled over or to be a victim of -- not a victim but be somebody, a candidate for stop-and-frisk. And I should be."

He continued: "If I see a group of blacks coming at me with hoods on, I'm walking to the other side of the street. If on the other side of the street is a guy with tattoos all over, a white guy with tattoos all over him, and a nose ring, I'm going back to the other side of the street."

Listen to the full clip below, courtesy of Media Matters.


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