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[The email was related to a book drive and fundraiser.
“Good morning. Please click and review. Even a one dollar will be greatly appreciated. Them Sharon n–gers gotta learn how to read,” the email read.
Farrell Mayor Olive McKeithan supports the police chief.
“As the mayor of Farrell and as an African American, I stand behind Mr. Burke as police chief for the city of Farrell,” she said, according to WKBN.
“Until you get to know a man’s character, you can’t judge him by one off-the-cuff remark, or else we would have to judge all white people as equally guilty,” she added. “I have spoken with Mr. Burke and consider the matter as closed.”
The local NAACP is planning on having a conversation on race in the aftermath of the controversy.
“As the president, the NAACP has some things in place the city could use. That’s the dialogue we’re going to have. We can put things in place to stop things like this from happening,” Mercer County NAACP President Monica Gregory said.]source
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