SMH: Lawmaker Ties Black Poverty to Chicken

JET finds some of the most ridiculous headlines and lets you decide which is worse:

Looks like George Zimmerman is officially out of hiding. The former Sanford, Fla. neighborhood watchman, who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and was later acquitted of murder, was spotted browsing in a gun manufacturing company called Kel-Tec.

The one that caught his eye TMZ says is a “tactical shotgun, often used for home defense. It holds 12 rounds of 12 gauge shells.” Interestingly enough, it sells the same make/model as the one he used to murder Martin. Oh, and wait!

It’s also reported that the store’s owner’s son gave Zimmerman a personal tour of the facility. While there, it’s said he asked questions about the “legality of buying a shotgun–specifically the Kel-Tec KSG.” Let’s hope his days of “protecting the neighborhood” are over.

If that’s not bad enough, get ready for this. Vicki Marble, a Republican state senator in Colorado, attempted to connect poverty in Black communities to chicken. Yes, chicken. Let’s try to make sense of this craziness. This paragraph comes from

“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,” [Marble] said. She then pointed out that Mexicans stop eating vegetables when they move to the United States. “These things aren’t good for you,” [she] said. “There’s so many attributing factors as to why these graphs look the way they do.”

She shared statistics that showed the racial disparities by race in the Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force meeting at the Denver capitol.

Okay, time to stop shaking your head and decide which of these is worse.