Friday, Aug. 23, 2013
The Colorado legislature's Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force sat stunned in their meeting on Wednesday when Rep. state Sen. Vicki Marble tied the increased rate of poverty among blacks to their love of eating fried chicken and BBQ. Marble's actual quote was:
"When you look at life expectancy, there are problems in the black race. Sickle cell is something that comes up. Diabetes is something that is prevalent in the genetic makeup. Although I gotta say, I've never had better BBQ and better chicken and ate better in my life then when you go down south, I mean, I love it. Everybody loves it."
Marble went on to comment that Mexican are "much thinner" than Mexican-Americans because the former eat "fresh vegetables" while the latter "changed their diet" after coming to the States.
"I've read studies on that," she said.
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Republican lawmaker: Blacks are poor because they like fried chicken http://t.co/nPznYpgCZq— Gawker (@Gawker) August 22, 2013