Tuesday, November 6, 2007

ICE Head apologizes for Halloween party

What a dope. This falls in the "What were they thinking?" category...Unbelievable how people really feel about things like race, immigration, class, etc...Dude shows up at a party in blackface as a convict and he's judged by Julie Myers, head of ICE, as ORIGINAL. Hmmmmm.....

The Department of Homeland Security will investigate a Halloween costume party hosted by a top immigration official and attended by a man dressed in a striped prison outfit, dreadlocks and darkened skin make-up, a costume some say is offensive, the department's secretary said.

Julie Myers, head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, called the man's costume "offensive."Julie Myers, head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and host of the fundraising party, was on a three-judge panel that originally praised the prisoner costume for "originality."Myers later apologized for "a few of the costumes," calling them "inappropriate and offensive." She said she and other senior managers "deeply regret that this happened."