Top 5 Most Racist Ann Coulter Quotes About Blacks, Latinos and Jews

The conservative pundit has been branded racist and xenophobic

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Conservative Ann Coulter has made a number of offensive remarks. Gage Skidmore/

Ann Coulter is no stranger to controversy, given that her comments about a variety of marginalized groups have led to accusations that she's racist, xenophobic and bigoted. The conservative pundit, author and commentator has repeatedly sparked scandal because of questionable remarks she’s made about Jews, blacks, Latinos and immigrants. This review of Ann Coulter quotes highlights some of the most inflammatory comments she's made about race and ethnicity during her years in the spotlight.

Hispanics Are on Welfare Having Illegitimate Babies

A month after Mitt Romney lost the 2012 presidential race to Barack Obama, Coulter penned a column that largely blamed Latinos for his loss. She argued that no amount of Republican outreach to Hispanics would ever be effective because Latinos, which she called "Mexico's underclass," are lacking in character.

“Any election analysis that doesn’t deal with the implacable fact of America’s changing demographics is bound to be wrong," Coulter said. "Perhaps the reason elections maven Michael Barone was so shockingly off in his election prediction this year was that, in the biggest mistake of his career, Barone has been assuring us for years that most of these Third World immigrants pouring into the country would go the way of Italian immigrants and become Republicans. They’re hardworking! They have family values! Maybe at first, but not after coming here, having illegitimate children and going on welfare.”

Latinos not only said that Coulter’s description of Latinos was flat out wrong, they also demanded that she apologize for her incendiary statements.

Liberals Destroyed the Black Family

It’s no secret that African Americans overwhelmingly vote Democrat. Coulter, however, argues in her 2012 book, "Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama," that liberals have caused the downfall of the black family after once helping African Americans overcome segregation and fight for civil rights.

“Instead of going through the hard knocks education of the Irish immigrants or Italian immigrants, liberals rush in to help and their help was to destroy the black family,” Coulter writes. “You had a strong tradition of marriage in the black family and what ruined it? Liberals helping, liberals helping, liberals ministering to black people – not because they care about black people. They care about government workers and solid Democratic voters.”

Her analysis overlooks the impact racism, unemployment, poverty and other social issues have had on the so-called destruction of the black family. Of course, many black families are going strong, but focusing on them would undermine Coulter's thesis.

“Our Blacks Are Better Than Yours”

During an appearance on “The Sean Hannity Show” in 2011, Coulter discussed then Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. She criticized liberals for overlooking Cain’s strengths because “all they see is a conservative black man,” she said. “That’s why our blacks are so much better than their blacks. To become a black Republican you don’t just roll into it. You’re not going with the flow. You have fought against probably your family members, probably your neighbors, you have thought everything out and that’s why we have very impressive blacks in our party.”

Coulter’s repeated use of the possessive “our” raised eyebrows. Her phrasing seemed to indicate that blacks were property of some sort rather than unique individuals. Neither the Democratic Party nor the GOP owns African Americans, after all.

Jews Need to be Perfected

After a 2009 appearance on Donny Deutsch’s show “The Big Idea,” Coulter suffered a public backlash when she remarked that Jews would be “perfected” once they became Christians. Not only did Deutsch, a Jew, tell Coulter that he found her remark offensive, Jewish groups accused her of anti-Semitism. “Ms. Coulter's assertion that Jews are somehow religiously imperfect smacks of the most odious anti-Jewish sentiment,” said American Jewish Committee President Richard Sideman.

Immigration Is Akin to Genocide

In a 2007 column called “Bush’s America: Roach Motel,” Coulter essentially likened immigration into the United States to white genocide.

She did so while criticizing George W. Bush’s amnesty plan for immigrants.

“The Census Bureau recently estimated that whites already account for less than two-thirds of the population and will be a minority by 2050,” Coulter states. “…One may assume the new majority will not be such compassionate overlords as the white majority has been. If this sort of drastic change were legally imposed on any group other than white Americans, it would be called genocide. Yet whites are called racists merely for mentioning the fact that current immigration law is intentionally designed to reduce their percentage in the population.”

Wrapping Up

Collectively, Ann Coulter's quotes reveal a woman who harbors extreme bias against blacks, Latinos and Jews. Her views are highly unoriginal and echo longstanding racist rhetoric that suggests that minorities are not as hardworking, moral or trustworthy as whites. Although her comments are highly offensive, they haven't stopped Coulter from enjoying wide success as a conservative pundit, which not only speaks volumes about the state of the nation in general but about the state of the GOP in particular.

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Nittle, Nadra Kareem. "Top 5 Most Racist Ann Coulter Quotes About Blacks, Latinos and Jews." ThoughtCo, Aug. 29, 2016, Nittle, Nadra Kareem. (2016, August 29). Top 5 Most Racist Ann Coulter Quotes About Blacks, Latinos and Jews. Retrieved from Nittle, Nadra Kareem. "Top 5 Most Racist Ann Coulter Quotes About Blacks, Latinos and Jews." ThoughtCo. (accessed November 25, 2017).