Friday, February 27, 2009

He didn't know watermelons were a stereotype

One of the most annoying things about the faux apologies that go around these days is that the apologizer implicit assumes the rest of us a credulous fools who are as stupid as they are.

The latest is Los Alomitos, Calif., Mayor Dean Grose. He said he was unaware of the racial stereotype that black people like watermelons.


Evidently he assumes that we're stupid enough to believe that it's just a coincidence he chose watermelons to be on the White House lawn in his email "joke."

Here's a photo of the mayor from his Web site. I don;t know how old he is, but he's obviously not a young kid and it's simply unbelievable that a grown man his age didn't know about the stereotype.
In the Army we used to call this sort of behavior pissing-on-me-and-telling-me-it-is-raining.
It's bad enough he did it, but please don't insult our intelligence by pretending it was some innocent mistake.

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