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Atlanta Hawks Owner Selling Team Over Racist Email

Bruce Levenson self-reported email he sent 2 years ago

(Newser) - Bruce Levenson is unloading his controlling stake in the Atlanta Hawks over a racist email he sent two years ago, and he has an interesting person to blame for airing the email in the first place: Himself. It seems that in July Levenson self-reported an "inappropriate and offensive" email... More »

Obama-Chimp Emailer: Sorry, I'm Still Not Quitting

Marilyn Davenport issues formal apology, but won't step down

(Newser) - Marilyn Davenport, the California Republican official who stirred up a controversy when she sent out an email depicting President Obama as a chimpanzee , formally apologized last night, the AP reports. "I humbly apologize and ask for your forgiveness of my unwise behavior. I say unwise because at the time... More »

Virginia Beach's GOP Chairman Resigns Over Racist Joke

Defenders say email was forwarded in error

(Newser) - The head of the GOP in Virginia Beach has heeded calls from both sides to step down over a racist joke he emailed. The district GOP chairman says David Bartholomew forwarded the joke—involving a dog who is "black, unemployed, lazy, can't speak English and has no frigging clue... More »

Fight Over Boy Behind Harvard's Racist Email Mess

Tipsters give inside story of Stephanie Grace, Yelena Shagall

(Newser) - Who and what was behind the outing of Stephanie Grace, the Harvard Law student whose possibly racist email from November recently became a nationwide scandal? Turns out the whole thing might be due to a fight over a boy. Gawker claims Grace wrote the e-mail to two former friends after... More »

Racist Email About First Lady Stings Tenn. Exec

Hospitality official forwards comparison of Michelle Obama and chimp

(Newser) - A Tennessee tourism executive is backtracking after forwarding an email that compared Michelle Obama to a chimpanzee. Tennessee Hospitality Association CEO Walt Baker has apologized to "anyone who is offended by this action" and "the people of Tennessee, and to anybody that has either seen or been affected... More »

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