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Alabama councilman rejects requests to resign after using n-word in council meeting

July 22, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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An Alabama city councilmember has rejected requests to resign after he used the n-word earlier this week at a city council meeting.

(CNN)An Alabama city councilmember has rejected requests to resign after he used the n-word earlier this week at a city council meeting.

The Alabama Democratic Party asked Tarrant city councilmember Tommy Bryant to resign after video of Monday's meeting began circulating.

CNN has reached out to Bryant, who is White, for comment.

Bryant is seen in the video standing up while discussing a variety of issues with Tarrant Mayor Wayman Newton, who is Black.

While speaking to councilmember Veronica Freeman, Bryant asked, "Do we have a house n***er in here?

Bryant said he was repeating something Newton said about Freeman during executive session.

"He said it in a derogatory manner, I said it so people would know what the mayor said," Bryant later told WVTM.

Perry, the executive director of the Alabama Democrats, issued a statement Tuesday, saying Bryant is "racist" and "unfit to serve. "

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