Mayor Who Sent Racist White House Watermelon E-mail Resigns

News & Politics

Los Alamitos, CA Mayor Dean Grose has announced that he will be stepping down from his position on March 2, after sending an “e-mail picture depicting the White House lawn planted with watermelons under the title ‘No Easter egg hunt this year.’� One recipient, local businesswoman and community volunteer Keyanus Price, who is also African-American, said that she was “horrified� when she received the e-mail on Sunday, and replied, “Not all black people like watermelon… you should know better than that.� Grose wrote back, “The way things are today, you gotta laugh every now and then. I wanna see the coloring contests.� Grose has since apologized, saying the picture was never meant to offend anyone “from the standpoint of the African-American race.�

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