According to the Orange County Register, he didn't send in in his official capacity however, but Dean Grose, the mayor of Orange County obvious thought there was "real humor" behind emailing this to a Keyanus Price, African American business woman.
Read the article, then get back to me . . .
Mayor Dean Grose's apology letter to the City Council, Price and her boss
I am deeply embarrassed in receiving your email, and for any harm or hurt that it may have caused. It was poor judgement on my part and was never intended to be offensive to Ms. Price, your company or anyone in the African American Community. I have exchanged emails with Ms. Price in the past.
I can fully understand your concerns and comments. Please be advised that I have left a voice mail for Ms. Price and will also be sending her a separate email with my apology. You can be assured that I will not allow this to happen again. I in no way was representing the City of Los Alamitos, or my role as a council member in sending this out and it went via my private business email. That doesn't justify the fact that it was sent, however, we gratefully appreciate the contributions that your company makes to our community and I wish to publically apologize to anyone within the firm or organization that may have been offended.
I am truly sorry.
Well the ACLU doesn't think it is funny either . . . And someone asked me, "since Obama is in the White House, you don't need Black History any more, do you?" I'm waiting for that apology also. . . Peace Out,