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Iowa GOP Apologizes After Posting Controversial Photo About Racists

01/25/2014 11:16 am ET | Updated Jan 27, 2014

The chairman of the Iowa GOP has apologized after a controversial photo about racists was posted to the group's Facebook page.

The photo contained a flow chart titled "IS SOMEONE A RACIST?" The flow chart implied anyone a person didn't like who is white is a racist, and all other people aren't racist. (You can see the image at The Daily Beast.)

Iowa GOP Chairman A.J. Spiker called the post "in bad taste and inappropriate."

"We apologize to those whom were offended, have removed the post and are ensuring it does not happen again," he wrote on the group's Facebook page.

Republicans from the Hawkeye State have had other troubles recently.

GOP Senate candidate Mark Jacobs made headlines in December when he said "you have to connect with women on an emotional level." The Washington Post reports the state's governor, Republican Terry Branstad, is leading a push to take control of the Iowa party back from those whose views are more in line with the former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas).

See Spiker's apology for the Iowa GOP's "racist" post below:

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