In a way, I will be glad when the Obama’s leave the White House, if only because of the constant racism they must endure.
David Barber, the deputy director of the Shelby County Corrections Center in Tennessee, is the latest to be caught sprouting racist garbage on his Facebook. He has resigned after posting offensive messages to his personal Facebook page, including one post reading, “The KKK is more American the the illegal president!,” WBTV reports.
“I was offended,” Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell told the news station. “I think anybody who read it would be offended. It was horrible. It was very offensive.”
In another post, Barber referred to the president as “Obummer,” adding, “Hopefully the Muslims will eliminate him and mooshelle as [q–ers].”
Lutrell said that his department learned about the posts Friday. On Tuesday, Barber tendered his resignation. Lutrell told the news station that the department had begun investigating the posts but did not immediately fire Barber because the department wanted to make sure due diligence was exercised in the investigation.
“He was very contrite, very apologetic. He recognized that he made a mistake,” Luttrell said. “I don’t know [why he did it]. That’s a question only he can answer.”
The mayor acknowledged that while the comments were made on Barber’s personal Facebook page, the page also clearly identified him as a Shelby County employee. Lutrell added that government employees are held to a higher standard because they represent the government on and off the job.
According to WBTV, because Barber resigned and was not fired, he is eligible to receive his benefits package from the county, for which he worked for about 17 years.