Earlier this month, a black man running for a state house seat in Minnesota used a racial slur to drive citizens away from trivial matters, and focus on the “real issues at hand” in his campaign for the position.
“I’m not asking you to vote for me as your leader, I’m asking you to vote for me as your public servant,” Kyle Greene said in his campaign video, shared to his website and Facebook page.
“The primary duty of a state representative is to protect all the rights of his constituents. I want to be your state representative, I want to be your public servant and I want to be your N-word,” Greene continued, using the hard “ER” in his address.
By Thursday, the video garnered more than 10,000 views on Facebook, which prompted an explanation from the Independent candidate.
“We need to unify as a society, and we need to stop dealing with trivial matters,” Greene told Star Tribune, adding that the N-word, (with the ER), “is part of the American history, regardless of the race.”
“It’s part of my history being African-American, white and Cherokee Indian,” he continued, as he poorly made his case.
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