Skip to comments.Warriors fire PR manager for racially insensitive e-mail
Posted on 02/01/2006 6:51:54 PM PST by LouAvul
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The public relations manager for the Golden State Warriors was fired Wednesday for inadvertently sending out a racially insensitive e-mail titled "Ghetto Prom" to the team's entire media distribution list.
Eric Govan, the No. 3 person on the Warriors' media relations staff, sent the e-mail featuring 17 photos, many depicting scantily clad black people in formal attire and commentary on the outfits. The e-mail went to dozens of newspaper reporters, columnists and sports editors as well as television and radio stations.
"It came to my attention moments ago that one of our employees had inadvertently sent out an e-mail that was in extreme poor taste and completely unprofessional," team president Robert Rowell said in a statement. "I can assure you that the contents of this e-mail - or any unsaid presumptions - do not represent the values and beliefs of the Golden State Warriors organization. The employee responsible for sending this e-mail has been dealt with in an appropriate manner."
Warriors spokesman Raymond Ridder confirmed that Govan is no longer employed by the club.
A call to Govan was not immediately returned Wednesday evening, though he quickly sent out a follow-up apology e-mail.
"You just received a previous forwarded e-mail titled 'Ghetto Prom' that was sent accidentally," Govan wrote. "I assure you that this is totally out of character for myself and want to apologize to anyone who might be offended. My sincere apologies. This won't happen again and shouldn't have happened this time."
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Possible Darwin award?
...meanwhile, Al Sharpton is the toast of the town.
"scantily clad black people in formal attire"
Any memo beginning with "It has come to my attention that..." always means you're in trouble.
Anyway, I've already seen it. :)
I saw it too but not worth a forward....cause ya never know
I admit it. And it is UGLY.
The scary part is what the wire is for...it HAS to spin.
Ugly and sad....
Look at the background in the first pix.
What every prom has as chaperones, a police escort and a waiting ambulance.
Just in case the dancers get a nosebleed/scarcasm.
I'll second your ???.
That hair-do is actually pretty original, and not entirely devoid of coolness.
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