July 27, 2009

Dr. David McKalip Resigns for Sending Racist Emails


A Florida neurosurgeon has resigned from his post with a county medical association after forwarding an e-mail to about 150 people with an image portraying President Barack Obama as a witch doctor.

Dr. David McKalip submitted his resignation as president-elect of the Pinellas County Medical Association last week, and plans to remove himself as a delegate with the American Medical Association.

The doctor has apologized for his actions, telling a Tampa radio station it was a "very bad mistake." In his apology last week to President Obama, he wrote,

"I genuinely regret the decision I made in passing this e-mail message along. Directly to President Obama, I sincerely apologize for offending him. This was, in no way whatsoever, my intention. The image has nothing to do with my feelings or thoughts on any race or culture. I recognize that this image is offensive and hope that the nation refocuses on assuring all Americans have access to high-quality, affordable health care with no party interfering in the patient-physician relationship."
Villager's View: I am glad to see that the good doctor lost his coveted position as president-elect of the Florida medical association. There needs to be consequences for racist behavior by public officials. I hope that he experiences a sharp drop in his medical practice revenues as well.

What say u?

5 comments:

Renee said...

I am glad to here that he has lost his position. There should be no justifying this obvious racism however this does not mean that we should not remain diligent for the covert racism that is socially rampant.

A.Smith said...

And once again...

Eff his resignation.

How could he have made THIS mistake? False. EFFIN FALSE.

msladydeborah said...

Another bites the dust!

Good bye and good riddance to a rubbish carrier...

teamowens313 said...

Hey Villager.

Wow. Looks like Pres. Obama just keeps bringing out the best in racists everywhere doesn't he?

Villager said...

Renee - I agree. We need to shine the light on covert or public racist behaviors. We cannot see what is in a person's heart or mind ... but, we can act when racism shows itself in behavior or actions. I'm glad that Dr. McKalip has learned a powerful lesson in racial sensitivity...

A. Smith & Lady D - Amen!

Keith - Yeah, we should probably keep a list somewhere. I imagine it will be over 100 public cases of anti-Obama racist actions by now...