In the wake of Missouri Right to Life’s new racist billboard campaign, State Rep. Tishaura O. Jones has a few key questions for the group.
Via the Columbia Missourian:
If you care about black babies, why do they make up 25 percent of the more than 10,000 children in the foster care system, according to the Missouri Department of Social Services?
If you care about black babies, why are urban school districts crumbling?
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If you care about black babies, why is Missouri No. 1 in crimes committed against black men?
I was insulted, to say the least, when Missouri Right to Life had the gall to put up billboards in black neighborhoods with offensive and blatantly racist messages.
The wholly unsubstantiated claim made on these billboards is that black women kill their babies, perpetuating the racist stereotype of black women as unfit mothers.
Regardless of where one stands on the issue of abortion, I believe that the overwhelming number of Americans would agree that this type of reprehensible rhetoric crosses a line that should not be crossed and has no place in the debate.
These are questions everyone supporting racists billboards should be able to answer.