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Friday, January 08, 2016
Representative Bradford under attack for tasteless-racist cartoon
I received the following letter from Melody McCray-Miller
We need you to take action.
Representative John Bradford, R-Lansing, posted a derogatory
picture on Facebook that depicted a mustachioed man in a sombrero and a
deformed image of President Obama. The image is accompanied with a message that
mocks a stereotypical Mexican accent.
I am appalled and offended by the disrespect that Representative
Bradford has shown not only to the President, but also to the African American
and Hispanic community.
This type of ignorance makes me question whether Representative Bradford
truly has the best interest of all Kansans. Kansans
should not have to tolerate this type of bigoted mentality from anyone,
especially an elected official.
That is why we started a petition to REMOVE John Bradford from
button belowto stand up to Bradford and call
for his resignation.
A Topeka member of the
Kansas Board of Education expressed disappointment Thursday with the social
media post by a Republican state representative disparaging Hispanics and
President Barack Obama.
Carolyn Campbell, a Democrat, said the commentary on Facebook by Rep. John
Bradford, R-Lansing, reflected “mistreatment and racism” that she was regularly
subjected to in the 1950s. She said Bradford’s post indicated Kansas fell short of a vision outlined by The
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Bradford’s actions make it very clear that we are far from reaching Dr. King’s
dream of equality,” said Campbell, who is African-American. “I’m saddened and
appalled that this is an individual who is making decisions that impact our
children’s education system.”