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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:35 PM

GOP state senator who used racist, sexist slurs against black colleagues resigns

GOP state senator who used racist, sexist slurs against black colleagues resigns



http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/gop-state-senator-who-used-racist-sexist-slurs-against-black-colleagues-resigns/

The Florida GOP senator who called black colleagues the N-word and called one black colleague a “b*tch” resigned Friday amid uproar over his comments.



Former Sen. Frank Artiles, from Miami, made the comments Monday night at the Governor’s Club in Tallahassee. He previously refused to resign.

In his resignation letter, Artiles said it is “clear” his words “fell far short of what” he expected for himself. You can read his whole letter via Politico’s Marc Caputo.

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Reply GOP state senator who used racist, sexist slurs against black colleagues resigns (Original post)
Miles Archer Apr 21 OP
HopeAgain Apr 21 #1
MineralMan Apr 21 #2
MagickMuffin Apr 21 #3
David__77 Apr 21 #4
MagickMuffin Apr 21 #5
mythology Apr 21 #7
bullwinkle428 Apr 21 #6

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:39 PM

1. Good

This was a gerrymandered-in right wing bathroom-bill idiot.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:42 PM

2. Dumbass hoisted by his own petard.

Once again...

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:51 PM

3. Great he is stepping down. . . .


It's also great that he didn't give in to the non-apology, "I'm sorry if you were offended" which is usually the republicon way.

He actually acknowledge his hurtful remarks and his behavior and for this he at least knows that he has a lot of self reflection in his future.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:00 PM

4. He didn't apologize specifically to those to whom he addressed his comments.

He stated that he apologized because his actions fell far short of what he expected of himself. He did not state the manner in which his behavior didn't align with his expectations. The responsibility level of his statement is better than "sorry if you're offended"; at the same time, I think his statement could have come from a standpoint of greater responsibility.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:13 PM

5. Hence the self reflection


Hopefully he will learn from this experience to never speak words that are harmful to another person. His actions will dictate how he moves forward.

I mainly wanted to point out at least he didn't use the standard non-apology apology.



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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:30 PM

7. I wouldn't give him too much credit

His first defense was that he said "niggas" and not "niggers". But yes he did at least do more than the standard non-apology statement.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:26 PM

6. Oh Jesus. I figured this guy was in his late 70s when I first heard

the story. Not that it would excuse his words by any stretch of the imagination, but it would somehow seem more comprehensible if he was harkening back to the "sweet, sweet pre-Civil Rights era" he recalled so fondly as a youth.

This little shit is younger than I am!

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