- Post 01 June 2013
- By WWBT-TV
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A Virginia school board is calling for the resignation of one of its members, after he emailed what some called racist and inappropriate messages to his colleagues, according to WWBT-TV of Richmond Va.
This all goes back to the Isle of Wight school board member Herb Degroft and an e-mail he sent containing naked women and a reference to First Lady Michelle Obama.
He forwarded two emails from his county email account. One had a picture with bare-breasted, African female warriors with the caption "Michelle Obama's high school reunion." Another e-mail claimed Mrs. Obama was paid $50 to model in National Geographic.
Some board members say they have been receiving similar e-mails from Degroft since January of 2012. In retrospect, Degroft admits he made a mistake. He says the e-mails were meant to be political, not racist. When it comes to resigning from his position, he said he is not going anywhere. However, that's up to voters to decide.
Read more at WWBT-TV.
(Photo: Chicago Defender)