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Great Smoky Mountains NP superintendent condemns bizarre act of vandalism as possibly racist

“Despicable.” That's the word Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent Cassius Cash used to describe the discovery of a fresh bear pelt and head and a handwritten sign nearby.

At the same time, Cash, the park's first Black superintendent, acknowledged the sign was so vague that no one knows what it actually means - the message could be racist or a remark on the park's management of bears.

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