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Unconvinced by Kern

Lee Agnew May 25th, 2011

Regarding Clifton Adcock’s “Kern: ‘I am not a racist,’” April 29, I am convinced that state Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, meant what she said the first time, and that she still believes it in her heart.

I am unconvinced by her apology, with or without the tears.

I am also convinced that many of those who applauded her, in the Republican caucus or at the gun range, were not applauding her apology.

Our economic elite have successfully transformed Oklahoma from Democratic into Republican by using institutions like The Oklahoman and the Baptist church to encourage and empower the more ignorant and bigoted elements of our population, as Bob Kerr prophesied to Frosty Troy 50 years ago. This is unlikely to change; it’s worked too well.

I predict that if affirmative action is ever put to a vote of the people, it will suffer the same fate as the union shop. And if present trends continue, it soon will be acceptable for white politicians to use the N-word openly once again, and they won’t have to resort to code phrases like “reverse discrimination” while playing the us-vs.-them games that keep the rich rich, and the rest of us divided and powerless.

—Lee Agnew
Oklahoma City
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05.25.2011 at 12:47 Reply

I agree with you on all counts.  Occassionally you'll find a politician who actually says what they feel without using their filter, and it is only then do we realize the inmates are running the asylum.  I commend Sally Kern for letting us know what kind of scum bag she really is.  And as if I didn't have enough reason to dislike her husband thanks to his inane commentaries in the Gazette, he is now tainted by his wife's cloud of bigotry.  They both need to just fade into the background, the big boys are talking.