Colorado Lawmaker, Vicki Marble, Blames Poverty Among Minorities On Fried Chicken

Source: Jaclyn Allen / The DenverChannel.com

DENVER – A Republican state senator comes under fire after her comments during a hearing on poverty reduction, referencing blacks eating fried chicken and Mexicans not eating vegetables when they come to the United States.

Sen. Vicki Marble, (R) Fort Collins, made the rambling remarks during a meeting of the Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force.

“When you look at life expectancy, there are problems in the black race,” said Marble. “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 mean, I love it. And everybody loves it. ”

Marble continued: “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.”

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