[Trigger warning for racism.]
"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."—Oklahoma state Rep. Sally Kern (R-OKC), expanding on what she meant when she said "minorities earn less than white people because they don’t work as hard and have less initiative".
Rep. Kern was commenting on recently passed legislation to eliminate affirmative action in regards to state government.