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After racist, sexist comment on Facebook, small-town Va. mayor under siege | The Washington Post

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After racist, sexist comment on Facebook, small-town Va. mayor under siege | The Washington Post

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By Patricia Sullivan, The Washington Post

The mayor of a small Virginia town was facing calls to step down Monday after a message on presidential politics that had racist and sexist overtones appeared on — and was deleted from — his social media account.

The Facebook page of Luray, Va., Mayor Barry Presgraves posted a statement that said “Joe Biden just announced Aunt Jemima as his VP pick.”

Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, is expected to announce his running mate in coming weeks. He has said he will add a woman to the ticket, and several women of color are among those being considered.

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Featured Image, A post on Barry Presgraves’s Facebook page, which has been deleted. Presgraves is the mayor of Luray, Va. (Facebook)
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