Racism Towards Obama Causes Honduran Official's Firing : The Two-Way Honduras' interim president Roberto Micheletti fired his foreign minister Enrique Ortez late yesterday for some virulent racism he directed at President Barack Obama.
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Racism Towards Obama Causes Honduran Official's Firing

Honduras' interim president Roberto Micheletti fired his foreign minister Enrique Ortez late yesterday for some virulent racism he directed at President Barack Obama.

An excerpt from the Associated Post:

Micheletti also replaced his newly appointed foreign minister who caused a flap by repeatedly referring to President Barack Obama as "a little black man who doesn't know anything" and a "little black field hand." He named Roberto Flores, Honduras' former ambassador to the United States, to replace Enrique Ortez late Wednesday.

Ortez has been a prominent spokesman for Micheletti, defending the coup as legal because congress and the Supreme Court had ruled Zelaya violated the constitution by pursuing a referendum on retooling the charter.