By - Ice_Burn
As a reminder, this subreddit
I'll save you a click. He's a Republican in his 70s.
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.
So he uses racist language in a row over... his wife using racist language.
And then he went on to day the black mayor reminds him of Hitler. Awesome.
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.
So I read your context and watched the video and I still can't comprehend what this was supposed to mean.
I feel like this is pretty normal for Alabama.
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.
Of course he is. And no-one was surprised.
according to the John Roberts court, this is a 'post-racial' society we live in.
Amy Coat-Hanger Barrett explicitly ruled that calling someone the n-word at work doesn't necessarily constitute race-based harassment.
I'm guessing a surprising number of his constituents are totally okay with this...
It's why they voted for him!
I'd think it's a large number, but hardly surprising.
If I'm remembering correctly he got about 87 votes. The town has around 6000 people. He won by 20 something votes.
The remark caused such a stir that the audience remained in their seats and a cop didn't even stop leaving against the wall.
When does Alabama leave the 1950s?
Right about the time they can figure out how to get back to the 1850’s is my guess
TIL Alabama made it to the 50s
Never. Ever. They're going backwards, actually. Before you know it they'll be in 1940.
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.
Birmingham mostly has, but the rest of the state….
I don't want to be culturally insensitive but maybe we should consider putting him on the sun
If someone’s culture involves being blatantly racist then I’m pretty fuckin a-ok with being culturally insensitive towards that person
Too hard in terms of delta-v. Just crash him into Jupiter.
What did the poor sun do to deserve that?
Suns too good for them
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Also in Alabama, would like to reiterate the "fuck Kay Ivey" bit.
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.
It's because the racists somehow are able to get enough people to go vote for them.
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.
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
He's a partisan Hack. The DOJ is infested with them.
Oh...y'all should watch that shit. Go to 1:40:00-ish...wow
I can't, I cringed enough from the photo and description
He was....he was proud of himself.
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.
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
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…
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.
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!
He’s about to be a superstar in the Republican party.
The same people who don’t believe racism exists think they were oppressed for having to wear a mask.
“It’s not racism if it’s targeted to one person.”
There is a name for people who are ok with bigotry.
Very fine people on both sides…
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.
Yeah I'm gonna say his wife MIGHT be guilty as charged. /s
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.
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???
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.
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.
It’s usually the rural country areas that are racists. That’s why you see red counties a lot voting red on map
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".
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.
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.
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
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.
Is he still employed? He shouldn’t be
Employed? The article states he's the longest serving councilman in that town, so he keeps getting reelected
They don’t even feel the need to hide anymore. Thanks Trump!
Nobody usher him out? Turn off his mic? Nothing, and he gets to remain there? That kind of tolerance perpetuates this bullshit.
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
He not fit to serve. Remove racist like we start remove racist statue.
“He’s a dictatorial person,” Bryant said. “Reminds me of Adolf Hitler.”
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
But please, stop talking about racism in schools, because it's obviously a dead issue...
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.”
Let me give you a newsworthy headline: “Alabama city councilman has never said anything racist in public”
If this was anywhere but Alabama I'd read those words as "Hello! I'd like to be fired from my job immediately!"
Not acceptable, should be grounds for removal from office.
I smell a Trump 2024 running mate!
Can anyone provide me a legitimate reason why people shouldn't be beaten for saying shit like this?
C'mon, it's just locker room talk
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.”
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?
Honestly, im all for it. They are asking for it.
That’s assault and battery, sucka.
Because not tolerating racism makes you the real fascist. If we don’t allow hate crimes to occur than are we really free /s
conservatism is a disease. why do we have to wait for all these old fucks to die
I think the white people in that room had an obligation to drag his ass out of that room and lock him out.
You wouldn’t be surprised how many undercover bigots work in government
Lol so his solution to complaints about his wife's racism is to drop an n-bomb in a recorded, public meeting.
I'll bet everyone will be shocked to know that he's a Republican.
What? No way...
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.
This comment is being downvoted ... I wonder why and by whom...? They know what I’m talking about.
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.
That was not a "spontaneous" outburst... "Let's get the N-word in here...." Then he let fly.
Alabama - I stopped reading after that.
Question: Why does this have 2 wholesome awards
It's Alabama. Trust me, no one was "shocked".
Can using the N word just become a ass beating offensive already? These POS have had a free pass for far too long.
Can we just donate Alabama to global warming?
He should be striped of any political title and all benifits taken away
Do not fool yourself for even a millisecond that this is just an unfortunate edge case.
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.
awkward moment when the police/security in that room was black.
Why am I not shocked?
Who is really shocked, no person of color in bama is
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.
He should lose his job or position or whatever entitles him to sit on that committee. Starting immediately.
The only thing that seems to match these idiots' racism is their boldness.
So a republican said something that is completely in line with the GQP political platform and people are shocked?
This fucking guy is terrible.
Having lived in Alabama. I can say I'm 100% completely not shocked.
Stood up with confidence and everything
Absolutely sickening. Just goes to show that a little scratch off the surface reveals virulent prejudice against our fellow citizens who are Black.
At this point the severe denial of reality is what will undo this country and I'm here to watch it all burn.
Fuck the south.
I got relatives like that in the north, they’re everywhere.
The last four years have definitely emboldened these types to say what's really on their little minds.
Tell me you support Trump without telling me you support Trump...
This was in Alabama? Imagine being shocked
Shocked no one
Alabama, singlehandedly holding back progress since 1819.
I hope to see this over at
Here's a link to the clip!!
So pissed i could spit nails!
I mean was it that much of a shock really?
Absolute trash of a person.
Did he lose his job or teeth yet?
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.
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.
Does this mean that according to the Bible if you catch him having a BBQ on a Sunday it's OK to smite him?
Hey it's Alabama, are we seriously going to claim we are shocked?
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.
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.
People in Alabama were actually surprised by this?
Someone come get their grandpa
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.
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.
Wait, the mayor didn’t do or say anything to address what the council member said?
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.
It's Alabama... how is this shocking? He's Republican... how is this shocking?
What a racist old man in Alabama?? Noo really...
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.
Conservatives: But leftist rappers are allowed to yell that at concerts? Cancel culture.
But racism is dead, right? No longer an issue?
What a douche. Remember when bill Maher used the same term?
Someone in Alabama is racist? I don't think shocked is the right word.
What in the FUCK. Lmaooo😂. These talented football recruits need to stop playing for these racists
I bet he has never said African American in his entire life
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.
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.
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.
And a non trivial amount of Americans will go "I see nothing wrong with this"
Conservatives: " Well? Do we??"
I am jacks utter lack of surprise
For the record, no, this is not normal, even in Alabama this is fucking crazy.
Public servant, his address is probably public knowledge as well. Show up. In MASS.
Time to run for governor of Alabama now that he's got this press. What a lowlife.
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.
KKK still thriving in Alabama. Sad.
You don't have to go too far off the beaten path to find this kind of trash in Alabama.
And Republicans rejoiced over this statement.
I mean, one has to just say “wow”.
god he is so old why doesn’t he just wither away
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.
Not incredibly shocked...
People that still do this kind of shit should spend a night in jail and receive a fine.
I vote for a public spanking
I don’t think criminalizing speech is a good course of action. That’s draconian and oppressive, at best.
you know what that guy said was bad if it even woke up weekend at bernies in the front row.
why tf are Americans so dumb
Because one of our political parties has declared war on intellectualism.
10/10 says that uncle-f***er would yell the same thing at a solar eclipse.
This motherfucker still lives in the 1940s when this kind of shit is acceptable. Keep up with the fucking times Alabama.
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.
I'd like to point out that it's 2021. How do we still have people like this around?
Health care advances in the field of aging.
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.
He just wanted to use the word but make it sound civilin his mind
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.
I come to Alabamy with a banjo on my knee... thats how they roll down there.