From the Huff Post at 3:30 today, February 25:
According to the AP, Mayor Dean Grose of Los Alamitos, CA sent the following image and text in an email from his personal account on Sunday:
As Americans, this kind of bigotry and outright hate cannot be tolerated.
The mayor's excuse: he was unaware of the racial stereotype that black people like watermelons.
There's no excuse.
Politicians like this cannot be allowed to stay in office.
If you try to say this isn't offensive, try listening to one of the African American recipients of this email:
Local businesswoman and city volunteer Keyanus Price said Tuesday she received the e-mail from Mayor Dean Grose and wants a public apology.
"I have had plenty of my share of chicken and watermelon and all those kinds of jokes," Price told The Associated Press. "I honestly don't even understand where he was coming from, sending this to me. As a black person receiving something like this from the city-freakin'-mayor - come on."