A Ferguson municipal worker sent a racist email about President Obama in 2008

Posted: March 5, 2015 in History
Its strange how respect for the president of the united states has changed over the last eight years. The question is this a permanent change or will it go back to business as usual after president Obama leaves office.     
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(Elizabeth Cromwell/Wikimedia Commons (CC)) A Justice Department report  investigating racial discrimination in Ferguson, Missouri  includes evidence that a city worker there sent  a racist email about President Obama.

Eric Tucker of the Associated Press reports the email, sent in 2008 from a municipal account, speculated that Obama wouldn’t stay president for long because “what black man holds a steady job for four years.”

NPR found the email was one of two correspondences between  police and local court employees included in the report.

In August 2014, a Ferguson police officer shot and killed an unarmed black man named Michael Brown, spurring protests across the country.

The Justice Department’s investigation into the situation, set to drop Wednesday, is going to be brutal. The department will reportedly charge that  police in the city disproportionately used excessive force against blacks and stopped black drivers more often than other races.

As a result, the government could sue the Ferguson Police Department on civil rights charges.

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