Skip to comments.Two Pritzker Staffers Fired After One Wears Charcoal Face Mask on Instagram
Posted on 10/26/2018 2:29:01 PM PDT by PBRCat
Several hours after announcing their suspensions, two campaign workers have been fired from Democrat J.B. Pritzkers campaign amid controversy over an Instagram photo of a campaign worker wearing a charcoal face mask that resembles blackface.
The campaign on Friday morning insisted the incident was not racial in nature and the employees in question would be suspended without pay for exercising poor judgment.
But within hours, the campaign workers were ousted.
The post by Carolyn Mehta which LinkedIn identifies as the campaigns Deputy Get Out The Vote Director comes as the Pritzker campaign faces a lawsuit from former campaign workers alleging racial discrimination.
The image features a campaign worker wearing a JB & Juliana For Illinois T-shirt and wearing a black substance on his face. The man is smiling in the image, which appears to have been taken in an office.
The Pritzker campaign is currently fighting a legal battle in federal court after 10 minority campaign workers claimed racial discrimination. Pritzker has called those allegations untrue.
Earlier this year, in February, Pritzker publicly apologized after transcripts of a secretly recorded conversation were published between him and then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich. In the conversation, the two men are discussing what African-American politician would make most sense to fill the Senate vacancy left by Barack Obama after he was elected president. Pritzker said Secretary of State Jesse White would be least offensive but calls then-State Senate President Emil Jones crass.
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Leftists eating their own.
- Nelson Muntz.
Hoisted on their own.....
All this means is that they will have to dig up some more dead voters than usual...................
I don’t understand this attraction to black face makeup.
It’s not a disqualifier, provided that the politician is a Democrat. Former Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan (D) actually appeared as a performer in minstrel shows while in black face.
Democrat political correctness. Film at 11.
Would any white people here even be offended if a black man put on a white mask?
This is ridiculous. Charcoal products are everywhere. My daughters use charcoal face masks and I use charcoal toothpaste-they are all the color of charcoal.
The only thing that disturbs me in this whole thing is anyone, especially a man, playing beauty parlor at his place of employment. Unprofessional behavior.
Who IS that?
What movie was that was posting about blacks in whiteface on a FB thread yesterday and for the life of me I could not remember the name of this movie
She has the most annoying nasal voice - it might have been cute when she was young, but she's almost 50 years old now and is not at all funny.
My images of left-wing liberal 'comedians' wearing blackface are:
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