Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) was trying to do some minority outreach, which he must realize will be essential if he has any hope of winning a second six-year term in 2016.
“I want to make sure we have elected people constantly looking at helping the African-American community,” Kirk said. “With this state and all of its resources, we could sponsor a whole new class of potential innovators like George Washington Carver and eventually have a class of African-American billionaires. That would really adjust income differentials and make the diversity and outcome of the state much better so that the black community is not the one we drive faster through.”
That kind of landed with a thud, though, didn’t it?
Would any of you kids like to raise your hands and tell the senator where he went wrong?