White City Council Member in Alabama Shocks Meeting With Racial Slur: 'Do We Have A House N***** In Here?'

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Ice_Burn

I'll save you a click. He's a Republican in his 70s.


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HRHZiggleWiggle

I think it's also worth pointing out that his use of the slur somehow looped the black councilwoman next to him into the exchange and made her fucking cry and have to leave. Like what the fuck. That poor woman.


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velveteenelahrairah

So he uses racist language in a row over... his wife using racist language.


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darkwoodframe

And then he went on to day the black mayor reminds him of Hitler. Awesome.


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elriggo44

He stood up and pointed to a specific woman and said “do we have a House N word here?” and then Proceeds to try to say “that’s what the (newly elected black) mayor called her. She gets so upset that she starts crying and leaves. You can her her balling outside of the meeting for a good 10 minutes. It’s upsetting AF.


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Rrrrandle

So I read your context and watched the video and I still can't comprehend what this was supposed to mean.


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Special_Tay

I feel like this is pretty normal for Alabama.


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Cdub7791

I knew 70 year olds in Alabama 20 years ago who had the good sense not to use the word, at least in public. This guy is a total POS.


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Prof_Acorn

Of course he is. And no-one was surprised.


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yetifekker

according to the John Roberts court, this is a 'post-racial' society we live in.


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bananafobe

Amy Coat-Hanger Barrett explicitly ruled that calling someone the n-word at work doesn't necessarily constitute race-based harassment.


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motavader

I'm guessing a surprising number of his constituents are totally okay with this...


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GrandAdmiralSnackbar

It's why they voted for him!


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lordmagellan

Surprising?


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GrandAdmiralSnackbar

It's why they voted for him!


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Downside_Up_

I'd think it's a large number, but hardly surprising.


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upvoteoverflow

If I'm remembering correctly he got about 87 votes. The town has around 6000 people. He won by 20 something votes.


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InFearn0

The remark caused such a stir that the audience remained in their seats and a cop didn't even stop leaving against the wall.


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MrGuttFeeling

When does Alabama leave the 1950s?


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Yamfish

Right about the time they can figure out how to get back to the 1850’s is my guess


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Winter_Graves

TIL Alabama made it to the 50s


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Xanza

Never. Ever. They're going backwards, actually. Before you know it they'll be in 1940.


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MobtownK

Some of us have - and are trying to change the future of our state. It was only one term, but we did elect Doug Jones.


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onemanlan

Birmingham mostly has, but the rest of the state….


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Graphitetshirt

I don't want to be culturally insensitive but maybe we should consider putting him on the sun


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Agorbs

If someone’s culture involves being blatantly racist then I’m pretty fuckin a-ok with being culturally insensitive towards that person


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duppyconqueror81

Too hard in terms of delta-v. Just crash him into Jupiter.


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nickiter

What did the poor sun do to deserve that?


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Alternative-Ad-1115

Suns too good for them


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ExpensiveWineo

Yep. More evidence to support the Supreme Court’s Shelby decision. Obviously, racism is a thing of the past and we no longer need Section 5 of the voting rights act.


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horrorflicks

yeah I live in Alabama and this is not surprising at all. it sucks here. the demographic is mildly progressive younger people who moved here and racist right wing boomers on up who were raised here. there was literally a cross set on a fire in somebody's yard (bc her boyfriend was black) 2 decades ago within 20 miles of Huntsville, aka one of the progressive developing cities. fuck Bryant. and fuck Mo Brooks & Kay Ivey too.


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shiftdnb

I went to Alabama to visit my wife's father's family. I've never been to a more segregated place in my life when it comes to neighborhoods and quality of life.


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MUS1C-IS-L1F3

Same situation here. Originally from Florida (yeah, I know, not much better). Grew up in a very liberal family and often times feel out of place but have managed to find enough like-minded people to converse with. It seems like it's embarrassing to live in Alabama every time you turn around, especially since 2016.


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CheGetBarras

Man, I like Huntsville. Trained there and would go back for professional meetings. Did venture out once and I can def believe the cross incident


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TheRabidFangirl

Also in Alabama, would like to reiterate the "fuck Kay Ivey" bit.


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BluCrayons

Yup. The only hope I really have, is in general the younger generations i.e. 30ish and below seem to be a lot more progressive than even when I was a kid in the mid 00s and early 10s. But, even when living out in the PNW, it had the same problem as Alabama, leave the city and its a bunch of racist hicks. the only difference is Seattle had more people which made the state blue.


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politirob

It's because the racists somehow are able to get enough people to go vote for them.


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Mr-Thumpasaurus

In my head 2 decades ago was the 80s, and even then that would be a shockingly fucked up thing to do (it's always fucked up, but it's unfortunately less shocking as you go back in time...). In reality that was 2001 and holy fuck.


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ghlewis2

I tried selling books door to door in AL as summer job. So glad that my sponsors encouraged me to leave before the summer ended. Sad that I'm now just realizing it was probably so I lived through the summer. Not joking


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Sidman325

He's a partisan Hack. The DOJ is infested with them.


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jjnefx

Oh...y'all should watch that shit. Go to 1:40:00-ish...wow


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Edgelands

I can't, I cringed enough from the photo and description


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ALargePianist

He was....he was proud of himself.


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EMPulseKC

I listened to everything before it too. That Bryant guy is a fucking clown with racist, anti-Muslim, anti-LGBTQ+ views straight outta Alabama in the 1950s. He needs to be out of any kind of role in office like that.


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holicv

The dude w/ hat that was speaking was just as bad, just much longer winded and not immediately as overt but with platinum grade projection skills


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Udjet

First, the guy needs his teeth kicked in. Next, I want to know the context he was trying to put it in, he’s clearly trying to reference something as he says “that’s what he called her.” (Unless I misheard). I’m sure he has a perfectly good argument…


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Sunkissed1234

Start at 1:30:00. He asks a woman if she said she was a homosexual and she said she didn’t say that. Wild.


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[deleted]

But I thought there wasn't supposed to be any racism in the Republican party! They said that they don't court racists and don't tolerate intolerance or white supremacy!


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mgoflash

He’s about to be a superstar in the Republican party.


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gingeronimooo

The same people who don’t believe racism exists think they were oppressed for having to wear a mask.


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kelowana

“It’s not racism if it’s targeted to one person.”


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Saelune

There is a name for people who are ok with bigotry.


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Cerberus_Aus

Very fine people on both sides…


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Cerberus_Aus

Very fine people on both sides…


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DildoDouchBaggins

That whole meeting is an amazing display of ignorance. At one point the white morbidly obese klansman says that in his whole life living in that shithole town he's never personally experienced racism. As if some other white dude is going to point at him and throw racial epithets at him.


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Koalemos78

Yeah I'm gonna say his wife MIGHT be guilty as charged. /s


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savytravler

I wonder if thats his wife that they pan over to when he starts talking. The large inbred looking one. That looks like she mouths the n word.


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DaisyFayeLove

Are most white people in the south racist? Is it segregated? Do blacks and whites actually socialise together like other places or not? I’m English so am curious. I’ve been hearing stuff about the southern states for a while and how they haven’t caught up with the rest of the world. Why do people speak so fondly of the south when the video I just watched seems to be the norm down there???


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GrantAndrewsKidCop

I’m in South Carolina, been here nearly 30 years. It’s definitely not all people, though there are absolutely pockets or whole areas where it’s more rampant.


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RazorLou

UK expat living in US 20 years here. The American South is a place where racism is tolerated if not expected. People don’t go around hurling epithets at one another but they are muttered often and peppered liberally in conversation. White people and black people tend to self-segregate down there even though official segregation was ended decades ago. I won’t pretend to know why, though theories abound. I went to Mississippi for work last year and on the way to the venue the cab driver skipped a particular gas station because “that’s where the black folks go and they like to act up.” Stunned silence from a woke northerner followed as I pondered how deep in the meat this shit goes in the USA.


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SexySama

It’s usually the rural country areas that are racists. That’s why you see red counties a lot voting red on map


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frodopgriffyndor

I moved from Ohio to Tennessee about 15 years ago, found myself in an extremely rural area. Theres a stretch of road here still referred to as "n****r holler".


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Bamafxd

I’ve lived in Alabama for most of my life. To answer your questions, Not all white people are racist. We’re the butt of all racist, incest, inbred, uneducated,toothless jokes. With that being said, you don’t hear these comments about people in larger cities,attack Asians for a virus for example. All races do gather together at restaurants, clubs/bars, Mardi Gras, backyards and socialize. I’ve been in the military and witnessed racism all over the world. It’s not confined to the south. To compare racism and education of the south with other areas in the country. Tim Cook,CEO of Apple is from Alabama. Donald Trump is from New York. The man in the video, he’s an idiot.


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holicv

Y’all need to seriously watch more after the 1:40 mark. Shit gets real. The dude on the soapbox killed me though, just the pinnacle of ignorance and starts telling black people racism doesn’t exist. Takes multiple black women telling him no that’s not how it is before he finally relents and says of course there’s racism.


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Hot_Tale7426

Did you see where Newton finally cuts obese white guy off and is basically like it’s great we are finally having conversations on race; let’s further this by starting separate townhall with all of the chairmen and the public. And he asked fucking Bryant who is like “I’ll think about it”. OMG I DIDNT EVEN KNOW IT WAS POSSIBLE TO LOSE MY SHIT EVEN MORE


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Hobbscorny

Ish.


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unclefire

Grew up in Detroit -- same there. It wasn't just with minorities either like you mentioned - all sorts of slurs on different ethnic groups too -- middle easterners (like arabs and chaldeans), Italians, Yugoslavians, Albanians, Poles, you name it.


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Still-Contest-980

Is he still employed? He shouldn’t be


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sdhu

Employed? The article states he's the longest serving councilman in that town, so he keeps getting reelected


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Tdanger78

They don’t even feel the need to hide anymore. Thanks Trump!


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CreepyWhistle

Nobody usher him out? Turn off his mic? Nothing, and he gets to remain there? That kind of tolerance perpetuates this bullshit.


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Chewysleeps

Right it just went unaddressed. He said he was quoting the mayor so it sounds like unprofessional behavior all around, but you shouldn’t get to stand up and yell the n word and then business just goes on


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[deleted]

He not fit to serve. Remove racist like we start remove racist statue.


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captaincanada84

“He’s a dictatorial person,” Bryant said. “Reminds me of Adolf Hitler.”


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helpmeunderstxnd

yeaahh thats enough reddit for me tonight, holy hell man. Sometimes for a brief moment i miss living in the US, then see something like this & remember it's not so bad where i currently am


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kylew1985

But please, stop talking about racism in schools, because it's obviously a dead issue...


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Marcopolo1

He also said this about the 41 year old black mayor- “He’s a dictatorial person,” Bryant said. (Referring to the mayor) “Reminds me of Adolf Hitler.”


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Baileyesque

Let me give you a newsworthy headline: “Alabama city councilman has never said anything racist in public”


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bookofbooks

If this was anywhere but Alabama I'd read those words as "Hello! I'd like to be fired from my job immediately!"


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camynnad

Not acceptable, should be grounds for removal from office.


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Nano_Burger

I smell a Trump 2024 running mate!


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MasteroChieftan

Can anyone provide me a legitimate reason why people shouldn't be beaten for saying shit like this?


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cant_help_myself

C'mon, it's just locker room talk


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bryfy77

Because those who enforce the laws say the same things. Any sane person would say, “He said what? Alright. Get a few more shots in before I haul him away.”


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[deleted]

So you want to beat (only) white people for saying a word. As horrible as it is, don't you think your position is a tad unreasonable?


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_Neon_Shadow_

Honestly, im all for it. They are asking for it.


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bananarama1991

That’s assault and battery, sucka.


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LGBTankie

Because not tolerating racism makes you the real fascist. If we don’t allow hate crimes to occur than are we really free /s


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litchbitch

conservatism is a disease. why do we have to wait for all these old fucks to die


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Stock_Ad_8145

I think the white people in that room had an obligation to drag his ass out of that room and lock him out.


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Bigsoysauce999

You wouldn’t be surprised how many undercover bigots work in government


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d1stor7ed

Lol so his solution to complaints about his wife's racism is to drop an n-bomb in a recorded, public meeting.


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xTemporaneously

I'll bet everyone will be shocked to know that he's a Republican.


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RossAZ520

What? No way...


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AustinOriginal82

What’s fucked up is he truly does not believe that’s racist. I’ve got family all over the Deep South, mainly in Arkansas, and had it explained to me several times that using the N-word is not racist, it’s socially acceptable. It’s fucked up reverse moralism. They are white Christians, nothing they say or do is bad in the south.


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AustinOriginal82

This comment is being downvoted ... I wonder why and by whom...? They know what I’m talking about.


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Sir_Thomas_Wyatt

That is uh, odd. I'm from Alabama and it definitely NOT socially acceptable. Hell, my dad was a racist former cop and he still taught me not to use that word. The only times I've heard it used were by people who thought they were doing so in private.


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GeometricRazor

That was not a "spontaneous" outburst... "Let's get the N-word in here...." Then he let fly.


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vzone675

Alabama - I stopped reading after that.


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Aarnav69

Question: Why does this have 2 wholesome awards


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prodrvr22

It's Alabama. Trust me, no one was "shocked".


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Gold_Blacksmith_9821

Can using the N word just become a ass beating offensive already? These POS have had a free pass for far too long.


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talktojvc

Can we just donate Alabama to global warming?


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Twistybred

He should be striped of any political title and all benifits taken away


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ArrowheadDZ

Do not fool yourself for even a millisecond that this is just an unfortunate edge case.


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pr1ncejeffie

Alabama should just be a huge fucking museum. Don't change anything, so we can walk down memory lane and still see the 1940s again. It will be like Jurrasic Park, we can drive 10 mph so my kids can point and say what's that. Well kids, that right there is called racism and put on your mask because there's a lot of rust.


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SendMeGiftCardCodes

awkward moment when the police/security in that room was black.


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Lakanooky

Why am I not shocked?


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Gerbigsexi

Who is really shocked, no person of color in bama is


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whipfinish

Often people who say this (white,70’s, moderately well off, accustomed to political authority) think that saying the word in public is a courageous gesture, a blow for freedom. Up is down.


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Rubiogal2

He should lose his job or position or whatever entitles him to sit on that committee. Starting immediately.


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TacosAnonymous

The only thing that seems to match these idiots' racism is their boldness.


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dominantspecies

So a republican said something that is completely in line with the GQP political platform and people are shocked?


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jkgambol

This fucking guy is terrible.


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LaughableIKR

Having lived in Alabama. I can say I'm 100% completely not shocked.


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Pappyhorn

Stood up with confidence and everything


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raysma

Absolutely sickening. Just goes to show that a little scratch off the surface reveals virulent prejudice against our fellow citizens who are Black.


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Takinobu

At this point the severe denial of reality is what will undo this country and I'm here to watch it all burn.


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simplywebby

Fuck the south.


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peanutanniversary

I got relatives like that in the north, they’re everywhere.


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TUGrad

The last four years have definitely emboldened these types to say what's really on their little minds.


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sarcastroll

Tell me you support Trump without telling me you support Trump...


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atorifan

This was in Alabama? Imagine being shocked


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demwoodz

Shocked no one


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zushiba

Alabama, singlehandedly holding back progress since 1819.


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itsnotthenetwork

I hope to see this over at


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HotPhilly

Here's a link to the clip!!


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gmantres

So pissed i could spit nails!


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Lch207560

I mean was it that much of a shock really?


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evapandora3

Absolute trash of a person.


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amathis6464

Simple alabama


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Marcopolo1

He also said this about the 41 year old black mayor- “He’s a dictatorial person,” Bryant said. (Referring to the mayor) “Reminds me of Adolf Hitler.”


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Barnesatron

Did he lose his job or teeth yet?


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ShinyBloke

I'm Kinda surprised somone didn't knock this rasict piece of shit the fuck out. Just ran up to him punched him so hard he collapses.


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ocams-razor

It's Alabama, pretty good chance he will get re-elected, maybe even to a higher position. All of the "Good Folks" in Alabama will get right behind this POS.


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harrybarracuda

Does this mean that according to the Bible if you catch him having a BBQ on a Sunday it's OK to smite him?


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ralphvonwauwau

Hey it's Alabama, are we seriously going to claim we are shocked?


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narosis

the laws around politicians need to be changed, there’s no legitimate reason for politicians to remain in office past the legal retirement age… there should be no damn exceptions, the time nigh for term limits, fuck these greedy, old, xenophobic, & racist ass-halfs.


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kelticladi

Were I the leader of this session I would have immediately called the man-at-arms "Excuse me, would you please remove the racist representative from x until such time as they are willing to publicly apologize to all here assembled." Take no shit from these a-holes, but do it within the rules.


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revtim

People in Alabama were actually surprised by this?


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Sivick314

Someone come get their grandpa


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strawberryshortycake

Just out of curiosity since I don’t speak racist… is he insinuating she’s a house slave? I don’t know what else that could mean.


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TLAMine

From what I can tell Bryant is saying the mayor referred to another council member by the slur during an executive session and was bringing it up to deflect from his wife’s racist statements.


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deveronipizza

Wait, the mayor didn’t do or say anything to address what the council member said?


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Molasses-Extra

Not shocking at all as, sadly, I live in Alabama and have heard that sort of language on a semi-regular basis. Alabama is truly as bass-ackwards and full of dimwits as the legend goes; truly an embarrassing place to have to live. To be fair, though, many people in Alabama are good-hearted, kind and accepting folks. Often, however, the ugliest darkened souls in the state run for office and get elected.


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starskip42

It's Alabama... how is this shocking? He's Republican... how is this shocking?


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Jboc777

What a racist old man in Alabama?? Noo really...


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Ok-Albatross6794

Okay I watched the video because I'm not a fan of soundbites. He starts to get worked up around 1 hour and 30 minutes and he says it at 1 hour and 40 minutes.


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Fun_Wonder_4114

Conservatives: But leftist rappers are allowed to yell that at concerts? Cancel culture.


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salty801

But racism is dead, right? No longer an issue?


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dwood32002

What a douche. Remember when bill Maher used the same term?


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flowgod

Someone in Alabama is racist? I don't think shocked is the right word.


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Twisted_Chainz

What in the FUCK. Lmaooo😂. These talented football recruits need to stop playing for these racists


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FocalSpiritKaon

I bet he has never said African American in his entire life


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throwaway19701970197

I’m done with these people and those that vote for them. It is clear that peaceful and genuine discord is no longer an option. We should all be angry, and we should all banned together to end this NOW. Enough is enough.


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itwasntnotme

This councillor was defending his wife and then his wife's racist tweet was read out by the Mayor and then the councillor stood up and yelled out the obscenity and said something about how a different councilwoman posted that and asked if they liked it. The gasp in the room was palpable, and then one councilwoman was crying for the next few minutes until I had to stop watching.


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Monemvasia

So…we’ve made him famous. Now what? What is the (next) action-step to getting this POS out of office? I grew up in the south and this infuriates me. I have zero tolerance for this type of BS.


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OverlordQ

And a non trivial amount of Americans will go "I see nothing wrong with this"


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nlewis4

Conservatives: " Well? Do we??"


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Ovrl

I am jacks utter lack of surprise


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Ya_Got_GOT

iamatotalpieceofshit


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hotwings-fernandez

For the record, no, this is not normal, even in Alabama this is fucking crazy.


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Psychological-Ad1433

Public servant, his address is probably public knowledge as well. Show up. In MASS.


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Morbid187

Time to run for governor of Alabama now that he's got this press. What a lowlife.


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Jer8817

Is anyone surprised at this point...? It’s fucking Alabama... 🙄 “White racist conservative in Alabama shouts racial slurs” is just redundant, and it isn’t exactly breaking news. Oh, but this one came from somebody in charge? That’s the “free space” on the bingo card.


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20K_Lies_by_con_man

KKK still thriving in Alabama. Sad.


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cirerolyat71

You don't have to go too far off the beaten path to find this kind of trash in Alabama.


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realworldeditor

And Republicans rejoiced over this statement.


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pandybong

I mean, one has to just say “wow”.


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passionpaindemonslay

god he is so old why doesn’t he just wither away


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kitterific

Welcome to Alabama. This is nothing new here. I’m glad it was caught on camera for everyone to see, though. The entire state and its government is stuck in the days of segregation.


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KamaIsLife

Not incredibly shocked...


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Chuck_Foolery

People that still do this kind of shit should spend a night in jail and receive a fine.


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huge_eyes

I vote for a public spanking


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7figureipo

I don’t think criminalizing speech is a good course of action. That’s draconian and oppressive, at best.


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spacemanspiff266

you know what that guy said was bad if it even woke up weekend at bernies in the front row.


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ExitNo

why tf are Americans so dumb


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Erasmus_Tycho

Because one of our political parties has declared war on intellectualism.


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SolidSmashies

10/10 says that uncle-f***er would yell the same thing at a solar eclipse.


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[deleted]

This motherfucker still lives in the 1940s when this kind of shit is acceptable. Keep up with the fucking times Alabama.


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Marcopolo1

He also said this about the 41 year old black mayor- “He’s a dictatorial person,” Bryant said. (Referring to the mayor) “Reminds me of Adolf Hitler.”


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ItsTheExtreme

I’m all for respecting my elders but I don’t respect racist bigoted pieces of shit. Someone should’ve knocked his old ass out.


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I_think_therefore

I'd like to point out that it's 2021. How do we still have people like this around?


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Lumpy-Dingo-947

Health care advances in the field of aging.


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DormantDormaus

I get what Bryant did, and it’s disgusting... but even with the description of what a house “n” was, I don’t get why Newton would have ever used the term to begin with, much less for that woman. I’m still confused.


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Grunchlk

He just wanted to use the word but make it sound civilin his mind


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lurk__lurk

It's an unsubstantiated claim. The article provides no evidence that Newton said that (as of now) so its just Bryant's claim which based on the other shit he's said means little imo.


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wolverine5150

I come to Alabamy with a banjo on my knee... thats how they roll down there.