Let's All Watch Jimmy Carter Tell Us We Are Sexist And Racist (Video)
Jimmy Carter, he's this guy. Used to be president of this here America. At 89, he still trots around the world ensuring fair elections,building houses for poor people, and telling everyone to cut the racist and sexist shit. Jimmy Carter is a little bit of the greatest.
Last night, the director of the Lyndon Johnson Library interviewed Jimmy Carter for an hour in advance of the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act this week. (Lyndon Johnson, he was this guy. Did some Civil Rightsy stuff and murdered the Congress whenever they looked at him cross-eyed. May have maybe done some #war.)
The interview, excerpted by the Austin American Statesman, is below, and it's marvelous. Did you know Jimmy Carter was born a poor black child in Mississippi? That is pretty much why he is the only un-racist American. (Yes, you're racist. Unless you are Jimmy Carter reading this, in which case hiiiiiiii Jimmy Carter! Hiiiiii.)
“There’s not any real equality between the two that exists in this country,” Carter said of white and black Americans. “We’re pretty much dormant now, we kind of accept the self-congratulations about the wonderful 50th anniversary, which is wonderful, but we feel like Lyndon Johnson did it we don’t have to do it anymore. I think too many people are at ease with the still existing disparity.”
Jimmy Carter was not born a woman, but despite that he is un-sexist too, and would like us to please stop military-raping and college-raping as well.
For 15 minutes, a quarter of the interview, 89-year-old Carter rattled off statistics about employment discrimination, sexual assault, human trafficking, sex-selective abortion, and female genital mutilation everywhere from Atlanta, Georgia to Egypt to China, calling violence against women “the worst human rights violation on Earth.” [...]
Carter’s criticism wasn’t just reserved for foreign countries. Carter railed against American colleges and the U.S. military for sweeping sexual assault under the rug in an attempt to shield their institutions from criticism. A recent White House report found that one in five women are sexually assaulted in college, but only 12% report it.
Then Jimmy Carter punched Claire McCaskill in the face for cockblocking Kristen Gillibrand's bill that would have taken rape cases out of the military chain of command. Then he said he was sorry and he wouldn't do it again if she didn't make him so mad.
(Jimmy Carter did not punch Claire McCaskill in the face. But if he had, he would have been sorry, we're sure.)
Brother Jimmy, preach on.
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