A Nevada assemblyman who mentioned that African-Americans are being served by an AIDS-awareness program which targets minorities is being
called a racist for stating the obvious, reports the Associated Press.
In an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Assemblyman Bob Beers, R-Las Vegas, reportedly dismissed a program dubbed Fighting AIDS in our Community Today as a program “dedicated to putting condoms on gay men in the black community.”

A fellow assemblyman, Democrat Kelvin Atkinson, said the comment stemmed from Beers’ “racial issues.

“To me it’s a racist remark,”Atkinson said.”It’s something that shouldn’t be tolerated in our district.”

Other assemblymen described themselves as “speechless” over the comment, even though the program’s main goal is to provide outreach to
the minority community and educate them in an effort to reduce the transmission of HIV.