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Lee County: Email was not racist

Posted March 28, 2011 6:21 p.m. EDT
Updated March 29, 2011 10:24 a.m. EDT

— The board of directors of the Lee County Department of Social Services decided not to take disciplinary action against a manager who sent an email with an image of a noose on it.

Employees complained after DSS Director Brenda Potts sent a message bearing an inside joke that included an image of a person hanging from a tree.

County Manager John Crumpton said he didn't find the image racist. The board agreed.