Target: Patsy Skipper, Former Interim Mayor of Midland City, Alabama
Goal: Issue formal apology for allegedly using a racial slur to describe political opponent.
A candidate for mayor in Midland City, Alabama allegedly made racist comments after losing her bid for re-election. According to a screenshot from Facebook, interim Mayor Patsy Capshaw Skipper appeared to use a racist slur when talking about her opponent.
After her husband, Virgil, retired due to health concerns, Patsy Skipper assumed his office and became mayor. She attempted to win re-election but lost to city clerk JoAnn Bennett Grimsley, who is slated to become Midland City’s first African-American mayor. According to a screenshot from Facebook, a friend asked Skipper about the election results, to which she replied, “I lost. The ni**er won.”
Though losing a campaign can lead to heated emotions, it is no excuse for such blatant racism. Sign the petition below and demand an apology for these insensitive and offensive comments.
Dear Mrs. Skipper,
I am writing to express my outrage about your alleged comments concerning your opponent in the recent election. Though the sting of losing a close race can lead to rash remarks, it is no excuse to express hatred and ignorance. Public officials are expected to act with grace under pressure, and your alleged response is simply unacceptable.
Rather than enjoy her victory, your opponent now has to deal with the fallout of these alleged remarks. I urge you to issue a formal apology to your opponent for these hurtful and offensive comments.
[Your Name Here]
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