O'Reilly: America Doesn't Need Racism Witch Hunts

"You want a divided nation, let's keep this up."

On the O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly slammed a call by former basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, aka Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, to exploit the Sterling case by demanding a racism witch hunt.

O'Reilly quoted Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's May 5th piece in Time Magazine which called on everyone to seek out racism "every minute of every day and expose every instance we find... and not just racism, but also sexism, homophobia."

"That statement is dangerous," O'Reilly said. "If Abdul-Jabbar’s vision were to come true, we’d be a nation of witch hunters."

"Who exactly is in charge of defining and exposing every instance of racism?" The FOX News host asked. "Do we set up a tribunal in Salem, Massachusetts?"

O'Reilly warned that the racism witch hunt was now permeating the country with some, like Eich, being punished for donating money to politically incorrect causes.

"You want a divided nation, let's keep this up."

Bill O'Reilly predicted that Abdul-Jabbar's call would lead to vigilantism and other injustices.

"If you study history you know, that's what totalitarian regimes do, seek out opinions they don't like and punish them," O'Reilly concluded. "We don't need witch hunters."

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