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Antigay Okla. Lawmaker Makes Racist Remarks

Antigay Okla. Lawmaker Makes Racist Remarks


Sally Kern, the Oklahoma representative who compared LGBT people to terrorists and cancer, has turned her attacks toward African Americans as her state debates whether to end affirmative action.

Both houses of the state legislature have approved a constitutional amendment that would eliminate affirmative action in state government. The proposal is headed to the voters for consideration in 2012.

According to Tulsa World, Kern said minorities "earn less than white people because they don't work as hard and have less initiative."

She said, "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."

A self-styled martyr, Kern authored a new book, The Stoning of Sally Kern, and suggested that LGBT activists were to blame for disappointing sales.

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