Friday, February 27, 2009

WATERMELON HUNT


The mayor of Los Alamitos, Dean Grose, has Jindaled his career by sending an offensive e-mail containing a picture of the White House with a huge watermelon patch and the title "No Easter egg hunt this year."

Grose sent it to Keyanus Price, a friend and local businesswoman. Keyanus is black and was offended and stunned.
"As a black person receiving something like this from the city-freakin'-mayor - come on."
But that's not the best part. When Price emailed him and said she didn't think it was nice of him, Grose replied,
"The way things are today, you gotta laugh every now and then. I wanna see the coloring contests."
Dude! Stop while you're just a little behind.

Well one thing led to another and now Grose, who has been mayor since all of December, is stepping down.

But it doesn't stop there and here's where Grose completely Jindals his career. Grose said,
he didn't mean to offend anyone and claimed he was unaware of the racial stereotype linking black people with eating watermelons.
Really!? He was unaware of the racial stereotype linking black people with eating watermelons!? Really!?

Then what's so funny about a picture of the White House with a watermelon patch and the title No Easter egg hunt this year?" Like we're going to buy that excuse?

Now I know everyone's a little bit racist, some people a lot racist, but this guy is just plain stupid.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Speaking of racist...did anyone see the "Britisher's View" column in the Bay Rodge Courier this week. Unbelievable.

joeD said...

"did anyone see the "Britisher's View" column in the Bay Rodge Courier this week. Unbelievable."

"Britisher's View" (the ongoing column) is routinely, offensively racist-ethnicist-'religionist.'
But the editors must endorse it - since the column survives all protests.
(All of the BRC's opinionistas have a right/conservative tilt, anyway. And though the BRC runs letters-to-the-editor disagreeing with the columnists, it then gives those columnists the last word - by letting them reiterate their views in the letters column!)

At any rate ... "Britisher" is so ubiquitously over-the-top bigoted that some businesses and prof'l offices won't leave the BRC out as reading material anymore.
I do NOT blame them. I used to buy the BRC for local news and ads, but I stopped, tnx to "Britisher." So did several friends, inclding a few conservatives ... because 'conservative' needn't mean 'bigoted!

The Phantom said...

I am beyond astonished at this " watermelon hunt " stunt.

You never know what is in the heads of some people.

Mark said...

Yeah, it's pretty mind boggling. And then to claim he didn't know it was offensive. What a putz.