Skip to comments.Richard Cebull Says He Sent Racist Obama Email
Posted on 02/29/2012 7:44:08 PM PST by kristinn
Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull apologized Wednesday for sending a racist email about President Obama from his office to a few friends.
"To say it's inappropriate and stupid is an extreme understatement," Cebull said Wednesday afternoon in his courthouse chambers in Billings.
"There is no doubt it's racist. It wasn't forwarded for that purpose," Cebull said. "If anything, it was political."
The judge admitted he forwarded the racially charged email he received to seven friends, including his brother, on Feb. 20 from his office computer.
The email eventually was forwarded to the Great Falls Tribune, which published it Wednesday. The Tribune said the email text read as follows:
"Normally I don't send or forward a lot of these, but even by my standards, it was a bit touching. I want all of my friends to feel what I felt when I read this. Hope it touches your heart like it did mine.
"A little boy said to his mother, 'Mommy, how come I'm black and you're white?' His mother replied, 'Don't even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you're lucky you don't bark!'"
Cebull took responsibility, calling it "a hard lesson to learn. I apologize."
The judge said he is not a racist although he acknowledged people will think that because of the email.
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People need to stop apologizing. It wasn’t racist: it was a tasteless, negative comment on Obamalini’s mother.
Can someone explain to just how that joke was racist? Disrespectful, sure, but I don’t see what’s racist, really.
Hey, as Obama has started the AAs for Obama campaign, why not the whitey’s againt Obama? Its no more racist.
"A little boy said to his mother, 'Mommy, how come I'm black and you're white?' His mother replied, 'Don't even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you're lucky you don't bark!'"Whatever you do, don't spread this joke around. And don't do it soon.
I wonder which of his “friends” sent this to the newspaper?
His Mother was right, it was an obvious “slur on a Curr.”
Funny? Yes, very
There is no credible proof that this joke refers to any specific person.
There may be some truth to the rumor.
Let's wait for a full investigation instead of jumping to conclusions.
This is a personal matter and is not related to job performance.
Oh, come on, it's just a joke.
I have to concur, I don’t see the racism in that joke. Unless you are going to argue that it implies that all white Leftist females are sluts.
I don’t see racist Holder resigning and we elected Obama who attended a racist church for twenty years. Racism is a fact of life in the US. We are told to celebrate it.
Yeah, she's been spread plenty already.
Thanks for giving libs even more ammo for their race card, Cebull. Stinking idiot.
I see a resignation in his future.
As I tell people all the time when they accuse me of racism.
I simply say, “Heck, I do not like the white half either”!!
Shuts them up real fast. They do not know what to say.
By the way, having a black father and a white mother, DOES NOT automatically make one “black”. Mulatto, yes, black NO>