From the Rapid City Journal:
During a debate this morning, Rapid City mayoral candidate Steve Allender admitted that he engaged in racially charged “insult humor” with co-workers two decades ago while he was a police officer.
“I’m not a racist,” Allender said, “but I am a human being.”
In his group of co-workers between 1990 and 1993, he said, everyone participated in what Allender described as friendly ribbing. He stopped participating in 1993 when he learned that fellow officer Glen Yellow Robe, a Native American man, was tape-recording the interactions.
Uh oh. That could be a tough one to explain away in the racially tinged atmosphere of Rapid City city politics.