Community College Trustee Criticized for Racist Posts

July 20, 2016

The president and board chair at Mt. Hood Community College issued statements Monday against board member George "Sonny" Yellott, after he posted an offensive picture of President Obama on his Facebook page this month, according to The Oregonian.

Yellott has also ranted about undocumented immigrants and Brexit to his colleagues during a board meeting. The picture he posted on his Facebook depicts President Obama with a noose around his neck and the text "the making of a national holiday."

"At our last Board of Directors meeting certain statements were made that presented ideas that were not aligned with our mission, vision or values," said Debra Derr, president of the college, and Board Chair Susie Jones, in a statement. "To continue to be accessible, positive and responsive to the communities we serve, we must and will live by the values we share."

The Oregon House Republicans have also asked Yellott to pull out of the race for a seat in the State House. He's running as a Republican.

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