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  • Riverside County Democratic Chairman Apologizes for (Racist) Comment

    06/13/2013 6:00:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | June 13, 2013 | AARON CLAVERIE
    RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Democratic chairman apologizes for comment The chairman of the Riverside County Democratic Central Committee is apologizing for making a reference to Vaudeville-era character “Stepin Fetchit,” who some consider racially insensitive. Howard Katz made the statement during a gathering of central committee membership in Moreno Valley on Monday, June 10. “It was a stupid statement,” said Katz, a retired IBM manager who lives in Temecula, during a phone interview Thursday morning. The incident has promoted calls for Katz’s resignation, but Basil Kimbrew, chairman of the California Friends of the African American Caucus, said that as far as he’s concerned...