Mayor asked to step down after bigoted remarks
Posted by Christopher Coen on October 2, 2012
Two groups are asking Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald to resign following bigoted comments he made about the city’s refugee population. The mayor told the BBC that “cost the city a lot of money”, and “if you want to come in here…that’s fine…but…when you come here you accept OUR culture, and you leave your culture at the door.” An article at the Portland Press Herald explains:
LEWISTON — Two groups are asking Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald to resign following comments he made about the city’s Somali population.
The Lewiston office of the Maine People’s Alliance is gathering signatures for a petition asking Macdonald to step down.
The Sun Journal reports that the African Diaspora Institute in Portland also called for Macdonald’s resignation during a Monday news conference outside City Hall… Read more here