Last week, Oklahoma City Rep Sally Kern was living up to her reputation by supporting approval on a proposed constitutional amendment to eliminate Affirmative Action in state government.
Sally made horrendous comments to the press about the amendment passing. She expressed her warped belief that minorities earn less than white people because they don’t work as hard and have less initiative. She felt that stripping them of the ease of Affirmative Action will make them proactive.
She said even worse things about both African Americans AND women, and now we're VERY happy to learn that the Oklahoma House has voted to reprimand Kern for her horrendous comments.
Here's what Kern had to say about it:
"Last Wednesday night while debating a bill, I said some words that were not well thought out and that offended many African Americans and many women. That was not my intent, but sadly it happened, and I take full responsibility for it and I'm truly sorry."
"While my words were not expressed well and implied things I did not mean, they were not spoken with any contempt or malice."
Despite Sally's apology, the president of the Oklahoma chapter for the NAACP and the chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic party both are calling for her resignation.
YES! We think she should absolutely resign. As we said before, she's a narrow-minded, homophobic, sexist bigot, and we feel sorry that the people of Oklahoma have her as a representative.