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Yesterday, Colorado State Senator Vicki Marble linked racial disparities in poverty and health to…eating chicken and barbecue. The Republican from Fort Collins shared her views at the Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force.
Democrat Rhonda Fields from Aurora set her straight, saying “The title for this committee is the Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force; and one of the things I will not tolerate is racist and insensitive comments about African Americans, the color of their skin. You mentioned what we eat — I was highly offended by your remarks.”
You can listen here.