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Just last week, Cliven Bundy was being celebrated by the conservative set for his highly-publicized land dispute with the federal government. Folks like media personality Sean Hannity championed Bundy’s stance against out-of-control Big Government. It seems, however, Hannity didn’t do his homework on his new hero. In an interview with The New York Times, Bundy was revealed to be controversial in more than just his views toward government. CNN reports:

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s remarks about whether “the Negro” fared better under slavery represents the latest in a series of incendiary racial comments from a new crop of folk heroes embraced in some conservative circles.

“They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton,” Bundy said to reporters, according to The New York Times.

“And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom,” he was quoted as saying. Read more.

Friday on “NewOne Now,” host Roland Martin couldn’t resist asking comedian Bill Bellamy for his unique view on the wacky comments. Watch what Bellamy says probably led to Bundy’s comments.

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