Rep. Sally Kern of Oklahoma is at it again. During debate on a bill to end affirmative action in that state, she let loose with some of that famous right wing anecdotal “data” to show that black people are just lazy and unintelligent and that’s why they end up in jail.
Kern voted for the amendment, arguing that minorities earn less because they don’t work as hard. “We have a high percentage of blacks in prison, and that’s tragic,” Kern said, “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,” she added, “and I saw a lot of people of color who didn’t study hard because they said the government would take care of them.”
And yet this will do nothing at all to affect her chances at reelection. Welcome to Planet Wingnuttia.