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Ford's comment divides St. Petersburg



ST. PETERSBURG -- Mayoral candidate Kathleen Ford's racially charged words on a shock jock's radio program last week continue to stir debate across the city.

On the steps of City Hall, a group of roughly 30 prominent businessmen, community organizers and ministers gathered to denounce the comment Monday. (All but a handful had previously come out for Ford's rival, Bill Foster.)

But beyond that, at community events, beauty shops and lunch spots, people are talking.

Was Ford's use of the term "H.N.I.C." offensive? And what did she mean when she said it?

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:13pm]


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