LINCOLN, Neb. – After an anti-Obama Fourth of July parade float attracted unflattering national attention and a visit from the U.S. Department of Justice, a Nebraska town is responding by organizing a group to discuss diversity issues.

The city of Norfolk got blasted because its parade included a float depicting a zombie outside an outhouse with a sign calling it Obama’s presidential library. The Nebraska Democratic Party condemned the Norfolk parade float as “one of the worst shows of racism and disrespect for the office of the Presidency that Nebraska has ever seen.”

The parade was organized by the Norfolk Odd Fellows and the man who made the float, Dale Remmich, said the zombie depicted him, not the president, and was prompted by his anger over Obama’s management of the Veterans Affairs Department.