Mayor Who Compared Obamas to Orangutans Must Resign

Target: West York Mayor Charles Wasko of Pennsylvania

Goal: Resign over offensive Facebook posts that are racist against black people and President Obama.

Racist posts were discovered on the Facebook page of Mayor Charles Wasko of West York, Pennsylvania. Mayor Wasko has proven he is a bigot who is unfit to serve as mayor, especially for black people in his community. Demand Mayor Wasko resign from his position.

The disrespectful Facebook posts included a photo of orangutans in a wheelbarrow with the caption, “Aww … moving day at the Whitehouse has finally arrived,” referring to President Obama and his family. Another was a photo of a grinning chimpanzee with a comment added saying, “Most think it is Obama’s picture……sorry its Moochelles baby photo,” referring to first lady Michelle Obama. Another post horrifically referred to lynching.

In a seeming response to the discovery of these posts, the mayor posted that he refuses to be politically correct. The city’s council has called for Mayor Wasko to resign and will propose the resignation at their next meeting.

Mayor Wasko cannot be allowed to serve as major when he is a proud public racist who is supposed to represent all of the people in his community, not just the white supremacists. Demand Mayor Wasko resign from his position as mayor.


Dear Mayor Wasko,

As you know, racist posts were recently discovered on your Facebook page. The posts were not only disrespectful to President Obama and his family, but to black people everywhere. It’s abhorrent that you felt comfortable sharing images comparing black people–specifically the Obamas–to orangutans and chimpanzees.

You’re a public bigot who does not deserve to serve the people of West York, Pennsylvania. I demand you resign for being a racist and behaving outrageously on social media towards black people.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Tim Pierce

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  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    obama was not the worse president!

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