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Rosslyn Smith
If "golf" and "Chicago" now are code words for black people, what does the media make of this?  Very little it seems, since the offender is a Democrat.

An Assembly candidate whose campaign sent mailers using the word "negrohood" to residents in his Sheepshead Bay district apologized Wednesday - calling the racially tinged language a "typo."

"As the candidate, I take full responsibility for this inadvertent error and I am sorry to anyone who was offended by it," Ben Akselrod, who's running in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary against Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, said in a statement.

The Friends of Ben Akselrod sent the mailers last week, claiming that his opponent "has allowed crime to go up over 50% in our negrohood so far this year."

If "golf" and "Chicago" now are code words for black people, what does the media make of this?  Very little it seems, since the offender is a Democrat.

An Assembly candidate whose campaign sent mailers using the word "negrohood" to residents in his Sheepshead Bay district apologized Wednesday - calling the racially tinged language a "typo."

"As the candidate, I take full responsibility for this inadvertent error and I am sorry to anyone who was offended by it," Ben Akselrod, who's running in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary against Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, said in a statement.

The Friends of Ben Akselrod sent the mailers last week, claiming that his opponent "has allowed crime to go up over 50% in our negrohood so far this year."