Akselrod Sends Campaign Mailer To "Negrohood"

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. pspr


    A Democratic Assembly candidate whose campaign sent mailers using the word “negrohood” to residents in his Sheepshead Bay district apologized Wednesday — calling the racially tinged language a “typo.”

    “As the candidate, I take full responsibility for this inadvertent error and I am sorry to anyone who was offended by it,” Ben Akselrod, who’s running in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary against Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, said in a statement.

    The Friends of Ben Akselrod sent the mailers last week, claiming that his opponent “has allowed crime to go up over 50% in our negrohood so far this year.”

    Akselrod didn’t specify Wednesday whether his campaign intended to use the word “neighborhood” instead.

  2. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

  3. 377OHMS


    lol that is quite a typo...
  4. Neighborhood or Negrohood? I can see how that could happen. No really, it could.:eek:
  5. pspr


  6. There goes the negrohood.

    I'm so glad he's a democrat which means he could not possibly have done this on purpose.

    Unless......he was somehow influenced by the tea party. Somebody needs to get Chris Mathews on this to find out for sure.