Galena removes hateful Kamala Harris meme from city Facebook page


The city of Galena’s Facebook page on Wednesday posted, then later took down a racist, misogynistic meme targeting Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

The meme, which the News-Leader is not reproducing here, featured a photo of Harris as well as text that mentioned her heritage (Harris’s mother is from India) alongside a derogatory reference to Native Americans and women.

The meme was taken down, but not before others had taken screenshots, and was replaced with a post that said:

“Apparently while at home something that was shared to my personal page showed up on The City’s page. I apologize to anyone this offended. I have no idea how this happened everything else I shared was on my personal page.”

The person making the post was not identified.

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