Grose’s e-mail included the picture with a heading that read, “No Easter Egg hunt this year.”
“I think he’s saying that since there’s a black president, there will be no need to hunt for eggs since they’re growing watermelons in the front yard this year,” [Keyanus] Price wrote.
She responded to the e-mail with: “Hey, that’s not nice at all. Not all black people like watermelonâ€¦ you should know better than that.”
Grose replied: “The way things are today, you gotta laugh every now and then. I wanna see the coloring contests.”
Price said Grose’s response upset her more.
“As soon as I saw his response; that put me over the top because it was no big deal to him,” she said.
I guess America still isn’t “post-racial” and Orange County still has a “racism problem”. How could something like this ever be considered “acceptable humor”? While it’s not quite as crudely horrific as the now infamous “New York Post Chimp Cartoon“, it nonetheless does the same deed in furthering ugly racial stereotypes. So thanks to the great Los Alamitos Mayor Dean Grose, the rest of the nation and the world once again look at Orange County and wonder what the hell we’re thinking.