Florida Secretary of State resigns over blackface costume mocking Hurricane Katrina victims

Mail Online | 1/24/2019 | Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
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Florida Secretary of State Michael Ertel submitted his resignation on Thursday after photos emerged of the politician in blackface at a 2005 Halloween party.

A spokesperson for Governor Ron DeSantis said that the newly elected Republican leader had 'accepted Secretary Ertel's resignation' on Thursday afternoon, hours after his office was shown the photos obtained by the Tallahassee Democrat.

Pictures - Ertel - Mammie - Character - Blackface

In the pictures, Ertel, 49, is dressed like the highly-offensive mammie character in blackface, red lipstick and a New Orleans Saints bandanna.

The Republican politician then finished it off with falsies and a shirt that read 'Katrina victim,' clearly meant to mock the victims of the disaster just two months after the storm devastated the Louisiana coast.

Ertel - Caucasian - Job - Months - Belief

Ertel is now the second high-profile Caucasian to lose their job in the past few months over their belief that blackface is acceptable at Halloween.

Ertel had only been on the job for just a few weeks, having been appointed by Gov. DeSantis to his new position on December 28.

Seminole - County - Supervisor - Elections - Post

He was previously the Seminole County supervisor of elections, a post he...
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