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Obama was butt of some racist city emails in Chicago

CHICAGO - A Chicago water department supervisor was suspended for failing to report offensive emails including one that suggested then-President Barack Obama being bid on at a Southern slave auction, according to the city inspector general's final report summarizing its investigation into racist and sexist emails shared among workers.

Inspector General Joseph Ferguson recommended three additional Department of Water Management employees be disciplined for their roles in the email scandal. It led to resignations of much of its leadership and vows from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office to combat harassment and discrimination in what critics saw as a racist and misogynistic department.

In total, Ferguson has now recommended that seven water department employees

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