Anti-abortion activist Abby Johnson, who is scheduled to speak at the Republican National Convention, had posted a YouTube video earlier this year encouraging law enforcement to racially profile her adopted biracial son.
Johnson has since deleted the video but it was obtained by Vice News.
In the video, Johnson says that her adopted son may look adorable now, but he will inevitably appear more intimidating as he gets older.
“Right now, Jude is an adorable, perpetually tan-looking little brown boy,” she said. “But one day, he’s going to grow up and he’s going to be a tall, probably sort of large, intimidating-looking-maybe brown man.”
Johnson tried to claim that it’s “smart” and not racist for police officers to racially profile black people.
“Statistically, I look at our prison population and I see that there is a disproportionately high number of African-American males in our prison population for crimes, particularly for violent crimes,” she said. “So statistically, when a police officer sees a brown man like my Jude walking down the road… because of the statistics that he knows in his head, that these police officers know in their head, they’re going to know that statistically my brown son is more likely to commit a violent offense over my white sons.”
Johnson added that “makes that police officer smart, because of statistics.”
Take a look at her remarks below: