I can tell just by looking at ’em

Rep. Connie O’Brien:

She spoke during the meeting of her son’s difficulty paying for classes in 2010 at Kansas City (Kan.) Community College and a feeling of despair at waiting in line at the college with a female student who appeared to them to have been born outside the United States.

“My son, who’s a Kansas resident, born here, raised here, didn’t qualify for any financial aid,” according to a recording of her statement to the committee. “Yet this girl was going to get financial aid.”

“My son was kinda upset about it because he works and pays for his own schooling and his books and everything and he didn’t think that was fair. We didn’t ask the girl what nationality she was, we didn’t think that was proper. But we could tell by looking at her that she was not originally from this country,” she says on the recording.

O’Brien clarified later that it was the “olive” complexion that gave it away. And here I thought it was the shoes.

One thought on “I can tell just by looking at ’em

  1. I’m GUESSING her son doesn’t qualify for financial aid because his parents are, you know, wealthy. And they still claim him as a Dependant on their taxes, meaning they get tax breaks for him. Which means that, in theory, he could either claim HIMSELF on his taxes and qualify for financial aid, or his wealthy political parents could pay his tuition for him. Oh! Oh! I know! Maybe his parent who is a politician could use her political influence to stop stripping funding to financial aid?

    Nah, that’ll never happen. Let’s just deport all the “olive” people to make things more fair for the white children of wealthy, influential politicians.

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