In today's racism.... Most of the police force and several officials resigned after the small town of Parma, Missouri elected its first African American woman as mayor, reported STL Today

I think it’s pretty dirty they all quit without giving her a chance,” resident Martha Miller told KFVS. “But I don’t think they hurt the town any by quitting, because who needs six police for 740 people.

Tyrus Byrd, a former city clerk, was officially sworn in as mayor on Tuesday after beating incumbent Randall Ramsey. Ramsey had served as mayor of Parma for 37 years under two terms.

I think in years to come people are going to study racism in America as a mental illness. I'm pretty sure if some one was to interview these people on why they quit they would say it has nothing to do with the fact that this woman is black. It makes absolutely no sense to quit your job because of any one of any race gets hired. Its never that serious, if these people were truly dedicated to the citizens they would work to do a quality job. I'm also sure these people would deny being racist at all and probably express that they have black friends etc.. Racism is truly a delusion and mental condition people like this in government jobs are toxic and their town is probably better off that these people quit on their own.