A California lawmaker who was going to raise a stink about a repugnant remark by state Education Secretary Richard Riordan changed his mind when he found out the victim of the crack was not African American, reports the San Jose Mercury News.
Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally, a Democrat from Los Angeles, had planned a news conference to demand Riordan's head but cancelled it when he learned that the girl subjected to Riordan's joke was white.
Since race was not a factor, Dymally said in a statement, "It is time for us to move on."
Riordan, who apparently was never 6 years old, told the girl, Isis D'Luciano, that her name meant "stupid, dirty girl" when she asked him whether he knew that she was named for an Egyptian goddess.
I read this and rolled on the floor. "We want his head!!! Wait, the girl was WHITE???? Never mind.."