Thursday, August 22, 2013

The racism - it runs deep with this one...

Colorado lawmaker blames minority poverty on fried chicken

(From The Raw Story - click HERE to read more)
By David Edwards
Thursday, August 22, 2013 9:32 EDT
Vicki Marble (KMGH)
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A Republican state senator in Colorado is coming under fire after implying at a hearing on Wednesday that African-Americans and Hispanics faced increased poverty because they ate more fried chicken.
Sen. Vicki Marble (R) offered the remarks while the legislature’s Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force was examining statistics behind racial disparity in the poverty rate,according to KDVR.
“When you look at life expectancy, there are problems in the black race: sickle-cell anemia is something that comes up, diabetes is something that’s prevalent in the genetic makeup and you just can’t help it,” Marble said. “Although I’ve got to say, I’ve never had better barbecue and better chicken and ate better in my life than when you go down south and you — I love it.”

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