I’m not saying Vicki Marble, a Republican senator from Colorado, is racist. However, if you want to know why racists love Vicki Marble, it’s comments like this, spoken at an Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force meeting:
When you look at life expectancy, there are problems in the black race: sickle-cell anemia is something that comes up, diabetes is something that’s prevalent in the genetic makeup and you just can’t help it.
Although I’ve got to say, I’ve never had better BBQ and better chicken and ate better in my life than when you go down south and you — I love it.
Turns out minorities are poor because of their diet. Marble went on to criticize the eating habits of other minority groups. She scolded Mexicans for not eating enough vegetables after they immigrate here.
There was a significant backlash, but she never apologized. You’d think, however, that she’d at least tone it down. Not in the Trump era.
Last month, an Equal Pay Day resolution was introduced in the Colorado Senate, which did absolutely nothing but condemn the pay disparity and “encourage” state government agencies to try to find ways to close the gender gap.
Pretty toothless, but still too much for Ms. Marble.