CBS Commentator Says Whites are Trying to “Build Up the Race” By Opposing Abortions

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Nancy Giles from CBS said some interesting things when appearing with Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC.  Giles was speaking about abortion and made the peculiar statement that whites were trying to “build up the race” by refusing to get abortions.  She made her comments in reference to the results of Tuesday’s elections.

Giles even went as far as saying that it was weird to watch whites talk about the abortion issue.

“It’s been weird to watch white people report on this,” she said.

“You know when you just showed that graph of the decline in the numbers,” said Giles. “I thought, ‘Maybe that’s why they’re trying to eliminate all these abortions and stuff. They’re trying to build up the race.”

Giles’ remarks appear to be liberal, since she seems to be taking issue with those who oppose abortion.  These remarks are similar to those on the right, who accuse liberals of trying to break down the black race by putting abortion clinics in black neighborhoods.  So, one group is accusing the other of building and one is accusing the other side of destroying.  This is what extreme politics looks like.


To watch the video and hear her words yourself, click here. 


  1. Kasumi

    November 13, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Not that I believe that every pro lifer is out to build the white race, but even if you listen to conservative radio, you will hear a few commentators actually say things like well at the rate that white women have abortions and hispanics have babies white people will go extinct in this country. So it is apparently on the mind of some. I whole heartedly believe it.

  2. black jones

    November 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm


  3. Ruby from NJ

    November 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I have been saying that racist whites are trying to eliminate as many black people as possible by shooting black men. The lack of black men means fewer black children. The incarceration of black men and women means that they won’t be able to vote in elections. Black people, we need to think about this and stop black-on-black violence. Let’s show a little love for each other.

  4. Rey Flores

    November 13, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    First, let’s look at who has abortions. After all, Giles may think white people are having more abortions compared to all non-white Americans. Using data from the Centers for Disease Control, though, we can see black women had 40.2% of abortions in 2008, in the 35 areas that reported such statistics to the CDC. Also, according to the CDC (emphasis added):
    Among the 28 areas that reported cross-classified race/ethnicity data for 2008 (Table 14), non-Hispanic white women and non-Hispanic black women accounted for 37.2% and 35.5% of all abortions. Hispanic women accounted for 21.1% of all abortions, and non-Hispanic women in the other races category accounted for 6.3%. Non-Hispanic white women had the lowest abortion rates (8.7 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years) and ratios (140 abortions per 1,000 live births), whereas non-Hispanic black women had the highest abortion rates (33.5 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years) and ratios (472 abortions per 1,000 live births). Among the 24 areas that reported by race/ethnicity both in 2007 and 2008, increases in abortion rates and ratios were somewhat greater for non-Hispanic black women than for non-Hispanic white women and Hispanic women. Abortion rates increased 10% for non-Hispanic black women (from 32.2 abortions per 1,000 women in 2007 to 35.4 in 2008), 5% for non-Hispanic white women (from 8.6 abortions per 1,000 women in 2007 to 9.0 in 2008), and 2% for Hispanic women (from 20.0 abortions per 1,000 women in 2007 to 20.4 in 2008). Similarly abortion ratios increased 4% among non-Hispanic black women (from 481 abortions per 1,000 live births in 2007 to 501 in 2008), whereas they were more stable for non-Hispanic white women (at 145 abortions per 1,000 live births in 2007 and 144 in 2008) and for Hispanic women (at 201 abortions per 1,000 live births in 2007 to 196 in 2008). Because 2007 was the first year for which cross-classified race/ethnicity data were compiled, longer term trends could not be evaluated.
    Clearly, black Americans are having far more abortions than white Americans. And the rate as compared to the population is slowly growing in black communities.

  5. bewerbung schreiben

    April 16, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    Hier könnt ihr euch sehr gute Bewerbungen schreiben lassen

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