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NAACP calls for resignation of GOP chairman over racist social media post

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The NAACP is officially asking for resignation of the chairman of the Lawrence County Republican Party.

The Lawrence County Republican party used a picture on its Facebook page that includes imagery of the Ku Klux Klan. The local NAACP scheduled a press conference today to ask that chairman Shanon Terry resign over the racist post.

The Lawrence County GOP called the internet post a mistake and apologized over the incident. A party official told reporters the image was accidentally grabbed from a Google search for the GOP symbol.

The image originally appeared in a 2020 article in Mother Jones magazine about racism in the Republican Party. The photo depicts the GOP elephant mascot with its legs as the hoods of masked Klansmen.

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