Pat Buchanan Tells Laura Ingraham That African Americans Have Not 'Fully Assimilated' -- Should She Have Stopped Him?

Pat Buchanan is getting slammed on social media for saying that after over 400 years, African Americans are still not fully assimilated in the U.S. Is he right?

Pat Buchanan Tells Laura Ingraham That African Americans Have Not 'Fully Assimilated' -- Should She Have Stopped Him?606
source: Mediaite.com

Another day, another very controversial comment by Pat Buchanan is breaking the Internet.

On Friday,  Buchanan, who served as a senior advisor to late Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan, sat down with Fox News host Laura Ingraham for a fascinating conversation on immigration and African Americans.

The self-described paleoconservative claimed that despite the fact that African-Americans have been here for 500 years they  have not been “fully assimilated.”

The Republican TV and radio personality began his comment by saying: “90 percent of these are folks coming from what you might call the second or the third world. People are fundamentally, basically good, but there’s no doubt there’s a greater difficulty in assimilating people from different civilizations and cultures and ethnicities and races in the United States than there — than other folks.”

He continued by claiming black Americans have not been integrated into U.S. society, despite being brought to America as slaves 500 years ago: “We know this is true, African-Americans have been here since 1619. They’ve helped build and create the nation. They’re part of its culture and history, and yet we haven’t fully assimilated African-American citizens. At the same time, we’re bringing in millions and millions of people. We’re conducting an experiment, which, you know, it — to me, I’m a pessimist. I just — it’s not working; it seems to me.”

Ingraham and Buchanan went on to decompose every word spoken by 2020 Democratic candidate and California Senator Kamala Harris, who agreed that while “border security” is a necessity, immigrants  should not be kept “out for the sake of this nationalistic kind of thing this president is trying to push.”

Buchanan stated: “But Ms. Harris, what is she saying, I mean — she’s — virtually, in the first part of it, the comment she made, she’s calling for open borders. That’s the end of countries. I mean, the world, the United States becomes a giant Mall of America.”

Ingraham added two cents by making this eye-popping claim: “I don’t see how that is going to end up with more freedom, more peace, and more prosperity. That’s what I’m concerned about. Forget the English language.”

Do you think Buchanan is right or wrong for what he said?