Casco official censured over Mrs Obama e-mail

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CASCO, Maine (AP) — A member of a Maine town board of selectmen has apologized, but won’t resign, for forwarding an e-mail that contained an image of Michelle Obama that many considered to be racist.

Casco selectman Barbara York offered the apology at a Monday meeting in the town firehouse.

The board voted 3-1 in favor of censuring York.

At the meeting, a town resident who said he was enraged when he learned York had forwarded the e-mail and then demanded her resignation said he had spoken with her and forgave her.

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The Portland Press Herald says most people in the audience stood and applauded after Antonio Jackson asked everyone “to stand with me in forgiveness.”

In a statement, York said she was sorry she had offended some members of the community.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

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