Outrage over Obama and watermelon

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    White House Watermelon Email From California Mayor Dean Grose Inspires Outrage

    The mayor of Los Alamitos is coming under fire for an e-mail he sent out that depicts the White House lawn planted with watermelons, under the title "No Easter egg hunt this year."


    Local businesswoman and city volunteer Keyanus Price, who is black, said Tuesday she received the e-mail from Mayor Dean Grose's personal account on Sunday 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."


    The Orange County Register first reported the e-mail on its Web site Tuesday night.Grose confirmed to the AP that he sent the e-mail to Price and said he didn't mean to offend her. He said he was unaware of the racial stereotype that black people like watermelons.


    He said he and Price are friends and serve together on a community youth board.


    "Bottom line is, we laugh at things and I didn't see this in the same light that she did," Grose told the AP. "I'm sorry. It wasn't sent to offend her personally - or anyone - from the standpoint of the African-American race."


    Grose, who became mayor in December, said he sent an apology e-mail to Price and her boss and also left her a voicemail apology.
    Regardless, Price said it will be difficult for the two to work together.
    "Now I am like - wow, is this really how he feels?" Price said.
    Los Alamitos is a 2¼-square-mile Orange County city of around 12,000 people. The mayor is elected by fellow members of the five-seat City Council.

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    omgnoway .......
     
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    After an incident like this, does anyone ever buy the public apology?
     
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    It's also pretty not cool for yet another republican to do something stupid and racist. You can put all the bobby jindal's you want to in front of the camera, but if the rank and file are this stupid, the repubs are sooooooooooooooo finished.

    it's also not very credible that he didn't know the racist nature of the email... after all, it's not even funny to racists without the knowledge of the watermelon stereotype.

    so he's a liar on top of being a racist jerk.
     
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    Dave Chappelle said it best, who doesn't like chicken and watermelon?
     
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    how is that the best explanation?
     
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    Well it's better when he says it, he's actually funny.
     
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    I'll forgo the chicken,, but there is nothing like an ice cold watermelon in July!
     
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    oh! and just to add, after what the left did to Palin and her family,, I'm not too fucking impressed with yer outrage..
     
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    Isn't Obama half white and wasn't he raised by white people?

    Great book here (seriously):

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Black-People-Chicken-Questions-Wondered/dp/0977792102]Amazon.com: Why Do Black People Love Fried Chicken? And Other Questions You've Wondered But Didn't Dare Ask: Nashieqa Washington: Books[/ame]
     

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