A Tarrant, Alabama, metropolis council member casually blurted out a surprising racist slur at a gathering on Monday, video exhibits. (Watch it under.)
“Do we have now a home nigger in right here? Can we? Can we? Will she please arise?” Tommy Bryant mentioned, based on the Each day Beast.
Bryant was apparently speaking about Council Member Veronica Freeman, who’s Black, the outlet famous.
Simply earlier than the outburst, a member of the general public questioned Bryant about his spouse utilizing the slur on social media, based on Bama Politics.
“The video speaks for itself,” mentioned Mayor Wayman Newton, who’s Black, per the Each day Beast.
Bryant accused Newton of utilizing the time period beforehand to explain Freeman and mentioned he repeated it to amplify the gravity of it, AL.com reported.
Tensions have simmered between Bryant and Newton, Bama Politics famous. The Each day Beast additionally reported a “energy battle” between Newton and the white ex-police chief, Dennis Reno.
The Alabama Democratic Social gathering demanded that Bryant resign, per AL.com
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