Georgia Governor Nathan Deal raised a few eyebrows with a speech he gave promoting his plan to “turn struggling schools around.”
“The irony of some of the groups who are opposing doing something to help these minority children is beyond my logic,” Deal said, referring to the NAACP. “If you want to advance the state of colored people, start with their children.”
Deal later gave a half-hearted apology, saying that he “didn’t mean to insult anyone,” but he was “upset.”
Deal has made what some see as racist remarks in the past, referring to a certain voting demographic as “ghetto grandmothers” while ranting against an extension of the Voting Rights Act.
In another speech, Deal said that his wife “could look at her 6th grade class and tell you which ones were going to prison and which ones were going to college.”
Deal is also a birther.
You can hear Deal’s comments in the video below, via Fox 5: