Republican aide disciplined for racist e-mail

A Republican aide has been reprimanded for circulating a racist e-mail about US President Barack Obama.

Captioned Historical Keepsake Photo, the e-mail from Sherri Goforth, executive assistant to Sen. Diane Black, features portraits of American presidents in sequential order, with Obama’s place occupied by just a pair of cartoonish white eyes set against a pitch-black background. A note said it was paid for by the Tennessee Republicans, but party officials denied it.

Goforth forwarded the e-mail last month to other staffers, and received both a written and verbal reprimand Monday but was allowed to keep her job.

Here’s the photo:

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