Florida City Commissioner Apologizes for Racist Facebook Post
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

john sims florida city commissionerCommissioner John Sims of Cooper City in Broward County, Florida apologized at a public meeting Tuesday night for a racially insensitive comment he posted on his Facebook page that angered commissioners and residents.

The comment Sims posted Nov. 30 read: “Just wanted to let you know … today I received my 2013 Social Security Stimulus Package. It contained two tomato seeds, cornbread mix, two discount coupons to KFC, an ‘Obama Hope & Change’ bumper sticker, a prayer rug, a machine to blow smoke up my ass and a ‘Blame it on Bush’ poster for the front yard. The directions were in Spanish. Yours should arrive soon.”

Sims said at the meeting: “To those of you who were genuinely offended, I offer my deepest apology. Rest assured that I will continue to serve our city well and continue to work equally for all people in Cooper City regardless of religion, ethnicity or social status.”

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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.

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