Florida Secretary of State Michael Ertel resigns after Halloween blackface photos emerge
Secretary of State Michael Ertel was captured in a photo wearing blackface at a private party 14 years ago.
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resigns after pics emerge of him in blackface, a New Orleans Saints bandanna, and shirt that says "Katrina Victim" because Florida:
Ron DeSantis's Secretary of State, on his 16th day in office, has resigned after photos emerge of him dressed for Halloween in blackface as a Hurricane Katrina victim
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Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' pick for Secretary of State has resigned after a photograph emerged of him wearing blackface and a t-shirt that read "Katrina Victim." If only someone had warned us about DeSantis associating with racists...
’s campaign for what I saw as racist overtones. Until now, in his brief time as Governor he’s shown the opposite. Today, he “accepted the resignation” of his Sec of State after pic of the guy in “blackface” emerged. Good!
The photo was taken in 2005, eight months after Ertel was appointed Seminole County supervisor of elections and two months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.
Florida's secretary of state is out after Tallahassee Democrat publishes photos of him posing in blackface as a Hurricane Katrina victim, his Halloween costume.
Just a few days ago—> Florida Secretary of State Mike Ertel resigns after Halloween blackface photos emerge
Michael Ertel, the newly appointed Florida Secretary of State, has resigned after photos emerged of him posing as a Hurricane Katrina victim in blackface at a private Halloween party
Remind me, why did I move to the state of FL? Far, far too much hate here in FL.
Florida Secretary of State Mike Ertel resigns after Halloween blackface photos emerge
Zero surprise. What folks need to understand is all that outraged huffing from DeSantis at accusations of racism is an act. He knows what he is.
A good case for considering when the recent, actual, consequential official behavior outweighs past offensive private conduct. Florida Secretary of State Michael Ertel resigns after Halloween blackface photos emerge