Al Reynolds, running against incumbent Mike Frerichs for the IL-52 State Senate seat, said some pretty racist stuff last night at an event hosted in part by the NAACP.

Reynolds said that black men "find it more lucrative to be able to do drugs or other avenues rather than do education."

He goes on...

Look at the number of black men who opt out of getting a job and opt out of higher education. They don't even make it out of high school because the lucrative drug trade is so rampant that it's just easy for them to fall into that. What are the avenues for the black man to get out of the ghetto? He becomes a star athlete or he does drugs. I mean very few men of the black race get out of that ghetto through education. The women do. The women do because, number one, they're forced to because they don't have anybody to take care of them. They do a good job. A lot of the women are very good about getting out and getting an education. The men just have a more ... you know, the lure of high money because it's high money in drugs without having to pay the price of going to school.

Here is a link to the full article from the News-Gazette.