We're shocked someone could even have these thoughts, much less express them in a public forum.
Today, the Oklahoma House of Representatives approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would eliminate Affirmative Action in state government. Several state legislators were on hand to support the amendment, including Rep. Sally Kern of Oklahoma City.
You remember Sally, don't you? No? Do the phrases "gay basher" and "hate monger" ring any bells? Well, she's living up to her long-standing reputation as the latter today as she made some horrendous comments to the press about the amendment passing.
In her warped world view, Rep. Kern believes minorities earn less than white people because they don’t work as hard and have less initiative, thus stripping them of the ease of Affirmative Action will make them proactive.
Oh wait, it gets WORSE. 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.”
Or maybe they just didn't have a teacher who looked beyond the stereotypes and offered them real opportunities to excel and learn. Ever think about that, Sally? When one of those kids said that to you, did you turn around and offer them some guidance or did you just write them off??? We can only imagine!
Oh, and ladies, don't think she has forgotten about you! She further added that women earn less than men because “they tend to spend more time at home with their families.”
How does their role as a mother and wife even remotely affect their role at their job? How is it any different than being a father and husband? And what about the single mothers out there? Do they work any less diligently because they have a family to feed? This is 2011, lady! There are more women than EVER who are the breadwinners in their households. Did you take that into account at all?!
You disgust us. You're a narrow-minded, homophobic, sexist bigot and we feel sorry that the people of Oklahoma have you as a representative.