It's not about race
From an Oklahoma state rep (R):
Kern voted for the amendment, arguing that minorities earn less because they don't work as hard.
"We have a high percentage of blacks in prison, and that's tragic," Kern said, "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," she added, "and I saw a lot of people of color who didn't study hard because they said the government would take care of them."
I've taught school and I saw a lot of people who didn't study because ... well, they just didn't study.
apparently you have that luxury when you are white.