Mayor Dean Grose (R) of Los Alamitos has resigned and stepped down from the city council after forwarding a racist email to coworkers.
Grose claimed he was “unaware of the racial stereotype that black people like watermelons,” though, as many bloggers have pointed out, no one can figure out what the “joke” is supposed to be unless you take that stereotype into account.
Los Alamitos businesswoman and city volunteer Keyanus Price, blew the whistle on this behavior after receiving the email from the mayor, making his action public.
“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.”
If you just can’t figure out what the deal is with watermelons, PostBourgie will explain it to you. Thoroughly.