Charlotte Lucas' Facebook rant about 'minorities' raises eyebrows

INDIANAPOLIS - A Facebook rant from a prominent Indianapolis figure was raising eyebrows Friday, Call 6 Investigator Rafael Sanchez reported.

Call 6 Investigators obtained a Facebook posting from Charlotte Lucas in which she appears to write disparaging remarks about minorities. Lucas founded Lucas Oil with husband Forrest in 1989 and currently serves as executive vice president of Lucas Oil Products

"I'm sick and tired of minorities running our country!" Lucas wrote in the post. "As far as I'm concerned, I don't think that atheists (minority), muslims [sic] (minority) nor any other minority group has the right to tell the majority of the people in the United States what they can and cannot do here. Is everyone so scared that they can't fight back for what is right or wrong with his country?"

In a phone call with Call 6 Investigator Rafael Sanchez, Lucas confirmed the Facebook post.

"I was very upset when I wrote that," she said. "I will not elaborate other than to say that there are certain people who are trying to make the whole world eat what they want to eat and do what they want to do. I don't think it's any of their business what I put in my mouth. Thank you."

The Lucas name adorns the stadium downtown where the Indianapolis Colts play. They have also given generously to a number of local charities.

This past spring, Charlotte Lucas received a Spirit Award from the Madame Walker Theatre honoring her work in philanthropy, business, arts and culture.

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