Candidate 'says Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot "looks like a dumb monkey" and says it's not racist'September 8, 2020
A NORTH Carolina school board candidate reportedly said Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot "looks like a dumb monkey" and insisted his controversial remarks were "not racist."
James England – a resident of Gastonia, North Carolina and candidate for the Gaston County Board of Education -recently ridiculed Lightfoot in a Facebook post, according to the Gaston Gazette.
England is running against the current school board member Dot Guthrie, along with two other aspirants.
In one of England's Facebook posts, he shared a meme of Lightfoot, an attorney who serves as the 56th mayor of Chicago.
Lightfoot is the first black female mayor of the Windy City – which according to the Chicago Police Department, last month had 503 people shot, 63 fatally.
According to the Gaston Gazette, Lightfoot shared a reworked image of Lightfoot slamming the mayor for Chicago's high crime rate.
England wrote alongside the meme: “Looks like a dumb monkey.”
He backed up his unkind statement and wrote: “Generally what I post is the damn truth.
"It’s just a fact. We can’t cover up the truth.
“It’s not because of her color. I’ve seen white people who look like monkeys."
The news outlet revealed England had shared other contentious posts.
"The black bas****s need to be shot," England wrote next to a photo he shared of a black man punching a white man.
In another post, England shared a picture from a summer protest and wrote: "Hopefully the police will get the black bas****s out of there and keep my lifelong friends safe.
"If they do not leave, shoot the bas*****s.”
On August 3, England wrote to social media in response to Lightfoot mounting a police raid on a church service.
His Facebook post read: "How did a Free country like our's end up with these communist in our government?
"The good Christian people of our country must stand up and weed the socialist, communist, Democrats out of our free Nation."
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