Washington mayor is facing pressure to resign after he allegedly posted racist comments on Facebook about President Obama and the first lady.
City Council members have asked Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing to step down.
Rushing is accused of comparing the Obamas to monkeys and gorillas. On his personal Facebook page, Rushing commented:
"Gorilla face Michelle, can’t disagree with that. The woman is not attractive except to monkey man Barack. Check out them ears. LOL."
Rushing acknowledged he posted the comments to KHQ reporter Caitlin Rearden.
“It’s just playful back and forth banter that my friends and I do,” Rushing said.
Well, it seems a "friend" must have exposed a figurative lynching.
Let's address this area of white privilege via a historic icon, Ida B. Wells, and Facebook friend who's prose I respect to the maximum.