LA City Council President Nury Martinez said in leaked audio
After Racist Comments, Los Angeles City Council President Faces Calls to ResignIn a leaked recording of a meeting last year, she mocked Indigenous immigrants and the Black child of a fellow council member.
President of the Los Angeles City Council faced widespread calls to resign on Sunday after a leaked audio recording revealed racist and disparaging remarks about the Black child of a white council member and also about Indigenous immigrants in the city’s Koreatown neighbourhood.
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The comments, made during a meeting last year with two other council members and a labor official, exposed longstanding racial tensions in the governance of one of the nation’s most multicultural cities as well as fault lines among the city’s Democrats.
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CORRECTION: Our original clip miscaptioned Council President Martinez. Though the audio is rough, we believe she says “parece changuito,” and have updated the story and clip accordingly. pic.twitter.com/1EsImunMNw
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In the profanity-laced recording, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times and which was first reported by The Los Angeles Times, the City Council president, Nury Martinez, who is Latina, compared the Black child of a white council member to a “changuito,” Spanish for little monkey. She also called Oaxacan immigrants living in Koreatown “short little dark people.”