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Talk radio hate machine Rush Limbaugh turned his crosshairs on the proud legacy of American civil rights leaders today, claiming that they would be disappointed if racism were to end and suggesting that they are only motivated by a desire to make money.
"It's true of the civil rights movement in this country.  There are so many people that think that the activists in an issue are actually about solving it.  And they're not!  They get rich off the acrimony.  They get rich off the chaos.  They get rich off of being part of the oppressed.  If it's ever solved, for example, if there is ever a day when the end of racism is proclaimed in this country, you're gonna have a riot.  We'll have civil rights leaders ticked off about the whole thing.  Jobs will be lost, it's never gonna be allowed to happen.  Too many people are too famous, too prominent, and too rich."

Rush apparently doesn't feel that a lifelong struggle for equality is evidence of anything more than a cynical desire for personal prestige.  

Limbaugh has a long history of racially insensitive remarks, including last month's slavery jokes aimed at African American Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee:

Who owned her?

Who sold her?

Was it a good deal when he sold her, or did he just get rid of her?

She might have outlived her usefulness on the plantation.

Child-rearing years are over, so maybe her value had plummeted.

Are you tired of hate speech flowing freely across our public airwaves?  There is a successful social media movement called StopRush which has been working for nearly a year to hold Rush Limbaugh accountable by educating his sponsors about his hateful views.  You can lend your voice to StopRush in the following places:

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