This guy, a Dean Grouse, is the mayor of some little shithole in Orange County. Do you see this image here, with the White House and the watermelon patch? That is what he found hilarious, this Grouse guy, and so he sent it out in a little email, captioning it "No Easter Egg Hunt this year."
Look, you are free to be a big racist asshole, and to find stupid racist jokes like this funny! That is your business! We are alarmed not so much by the quaint olde-fashioned racism of some white guy from Orange COunty but by the pure, indiluted idiocy that would cause this man, an elected official, to forward to the joke to everyone he knows, especially when he knows at least one black person.
"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."
Yes! Come on! Grouse's response is remarkably idiotic and disingenuous even for the "sorry you got so upset by my racist joke" school of disingenuous non-apologies. Which is further proof of how amazingly stupid this man is, because honestly there is not even plausible deniability of racist intent when you forward a fucking black people eat watermelons joke to a black person.