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From the Orange County Register:

LOS ALAMITOS – The mayor has sent an apology for an e-mail sent to a local businesswoman and community volunteer that she says is racist and offensive.

Keyanus Price, an African American, said she was appalled when she received an e-mail from Mayor Dean Grose’s personal account that showed a picture of the White House with a watermelon patch imposed as the White House garden.

[…]

Grose’s e-mail included the picture with a heading that read, “No Easter Egg hunt this year.”

Orange County in Southern California is home to Disneyland, which might explain why the Los Alamitos mayor is goofy.

Grose should resign immediately, and if he doesn’t then the residents of Los Alamitos should initiate a recall.  This wasn’t ambiguous or a a matter of perception, there isn’t any non-racist interpretation or explanation for what he did.

Unacceptable

6 Responses

  1. No debate on this one, myiq. The mayor and his message are majorly offensive.

  2. That is awful. You wonder what makes people forget that there are human beings at the other end of an email message.

  3. Unbelievable. And not funny. What a jacka$$.

  4. What would be the sexist equivalent of the “watermelon” joke and would it ever be considered offensive enough to get the joke-teller fired? Doubtful.

    Not sayin’ it makes r@cist jokes acceptable, mind you. Just pointing out the double standard.

    • How about pretending to fondle a cutout of your bosses adversary in the primaries and future Sec. of State? nope, that kind of behavior doesn’t even get you a slap on the wrist

      • how about lynching an effigy of sarah palin? sexist? misogynistic? apparently not. what about constant disparaging reference to (then Senator) Clinton’s clothing, laughter, affect, (when she was strong she was bitchy; when she cried she was a manipulative female) and ‘periodic’ need to ‘attack’ – etc. etc. etc.?
        sexist? no, just business as usual.

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