SMN - StevieMack@Night EXCLUSIVE Report
Republican Marilyn Davenport sends out an email depicting president Obama's parents as monkeys and President Obama as a baby monkey.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA - Civil rights activists are calling on Marilyn Davenport, a tea party activist and elected member of the central committee of the Republican Party of Orange County to step down! She said she will not heed calls to resign to step down after she sent an email with a picture depicting President Barack Obama as a chimpanzee.
The California NAACP through its president, Alice Huffman, issued a statement Sunday saying the cartoon is "racist, outrageous and disrespectful."
"There are no ifs, ands, or buts about this cartoon, it is absolutely and positively racist in nature," the statement said. "There is no way that depicting the President of the United States as less than human can be considered anything but a racist act. History has shown that Blacks have been depicted in this fashion in the past to degrade African Americans as not human. Anyone who does not know this history is either ignorant, had their head buried in the sand; or as we at the NAACP believe - Simply Racist."