January 26, 2014 2:12 am -

The Iowa Republican Party thought it would be funny to put a flow chart on its Facebook page mocking the concept of racism. It quickly took it down, when someone realized it wasn’t a very good idea.

The flowchart instructed the reader to determine racism as whether the person saying it is white and whether you like him. It includes the note, “If you think this flowchart isn’t funny, then this flowchart is racist.”

According to the Daily Beast, the Iowa GOP quickly removed its posting from Facebook that night, and in its place now is an apology from Chairman A.J. Spiker. “Earlier tonight, a contractor of the Iowa GOP made a post referencing a discussion on race that the GOP believes was in bad taste and inappropriate,” it says. “We apologize to those whom were offended, have removed the post and are ensuring it does not happen again.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.