Colorado Senator Says Blacks Are Poor Because They Eat Chicken

SMH: White Colorado Senator Says Blacks Are In Poverty Because They Eat Too Much Fried Chicken

- By Bossip Staff

Chicken makes you poor apparently…

Colorado Senator Says Blacks Are Poor Because They Eat Chicken

Via NewsOne reports:

Colorado state Senator Vicki Marble, R-Fort Collins, has the cure for poverty in the Black community: Stop eating all that chicken!

Yep, Marble said, according to the Denver Post.

“When you look at life expectancy, there are problems in the black race,” Marble said during a meeting of the legislature’s Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force. “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 barbecue and better chicken and ate better in my life than when you go down South and you, I mean, I love it. Everybody loves it.”

Marble added that Mexicans, for example, have healthier diets in their homelands but stop when they immigrate to America.

“The Mexican diet in Mexico with all of the fresh vegetables, and you go down there and they are much thinner than they are up here. They’ve changed their diet. I’ve read studies on that.”

That Marble is a member of the task force is what makes her remarks even more disturbing. The comments offended several legislators on the committee, including Rep. Rhonda Fields of Aurora, who is Black.

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