Crabtree Apologizes for “Rags” Comment
After meeting with representatives of the Sacramento Sikh community following his “rags” comment Supervisor Loren “Shorty” Crabtree publicly apologized saying, “The comments I made were hurtful and wrong, and I apologize for making the remarks.”
Crabtree’s entire statement made during the public comment period at the May 10 board of supervisor’s meeting is published below.
“As many of you are aware, during the April 12 Supervisor’s meeting, I made an inappropriate remark regarding Americans wearing turbans. After the meeting, I had a meeting with the American Sikh community and now understand that turbans have an important religious significance for Sikhs. The comments I made were hurtful and wrong, and I apologize for making the remarks. I was supposed to get a short DVD yesterday in the mail, but I never got it. If I get it, I’ll show it at the next meeting. Thank you.”
For related articles see Monday May 2, "Crabtree Unresponsive," and Wednesday, April 27, "Shorty & His 'Rags' Comment"