...Still denies being a racist.
According to this article "[Los Alamitos Mayor Dean] Grose said he didn't mean to hurt or offend anyone and claimed he was unaware of the racial stereotype linking black people with eating watermelons."
"Grose apologized by e-mail [and] said he did not send the joke to hurt or offend anyone."
The only thing I'm wondering is what, if he was "unaware of the racial stereotype linking black people with eating watermelons," he thought the "joke" was exactly. Oh, yeah, there is no joke. Unless you're a racist.
Grose will step down Monday. See ya, Dino.