Tea Party Member Al Reynolds Says Blacks Prefer Drugs Over Education
Who says racism doesn’t exist in 2010? Illinois State Senate candidate, Al Reynolds recently made some disparaging remarks about black men and college when asked about the subject recently. His response has both Democrats and Republicans up in arms simply because of the sheer ignorance of his response.
“I’ve been in the city and the dichotomy of the women and the men in the minorities, there is a difference in the fact that most minority women, either the single parent or coming from a poor neighborhood, are motivated more so than the minority men. And it’s a pretty good reason. Most of the women who are single parents have to find work to support their family. The minority men find it more lucrative to be able to do drugs or other avenues rather than do education. It’s easier.”
“We need to provide ways that are more incentive, other than just sports avenues, for the men for the minorities to want to go to college and get an education and better themselves before the women have to support them all.”
Say what? There are so many things wrong with this statement that it’s like playing “Where’s Waldo?” to pinpoint just one. He basically summed up all African-Americans in a few sentences as drug dealing, societal failures who will look to the women of their community for support. It’s distasteful, shameful and full of sh*t. Not to mention very offensive.
While the Tea Party continues its crusade to prove their party isn’t racist, situations such as this speak to the contrary. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to slap me a few Tea Party members.