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Oklahoma state representative Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, recently set off a roaring prairie fire, the stink of which can be smelled across America, when she made controversial statements about African Americans and women. Unless you are a flag-waving, red-meat all American man, you could find reason to be offended by Kern’s remarks made on the house floor in the Oklahoma Capital building.
In support of a measure, the aim of which is to kill affirmative action in Oklahoma, Kern said on the house floor that minorities earn less than white people because they don’t work as hard and have less initiative.
If that weren’t incendiary enough, she added, “We have a high percentage of blacks in prison, and that’s tragic, but are they in prison just because they are black or because they don’t want to study as hard in school? I’ve taught school, and I saw a lot of people of color who didn’t study hard because they said the government would take care of them.”
Kern also said women earn less than men because “they tend to spend more time at home with their families.”
Not only did she manage to rile every minority under the sun, she also made a compelling case as to why we still need affirmative action. Because there are people out there that still see the world the way Sally does.
Today her apology was released. “I want to humbly apologize for my statements last night about African Americans and women,” she said. “I believe that our government should not provide preference based on race or gender. I misspoke while trying to convey this point last night during debate.
“Women are some of the hardest workers in the world. My husband is a pastor of a diverse, inner-city church and the way that my words came out last night is certainly not my true spirit.”
The general sentiment of her unconvincing apology is, I really didn’t mean what I plainly said. Sally, like all bigots, says exactly what she really believes when she is speaking from the “heart.” When bigots find themselves in what they imagine to be a venue friendly to their degenerate notions of reality and social justice they dial it up, and the hate flames forth.
That’s the same way she has always spoken–largely in the absence of quality cognition.
Some time back she was quoted saying that she believed homosexuality to be a greater threat to America than terrorism or Islam (terrorism and Islam being the same thing in her cramped head, I’m sure).
Everyone who voted for that shrew should seriously consider re-thinking their lives–or just start thinking.