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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." (Read Full Post)