Jim Gile, a Republican county commissioner in rural Kansas, has apologized for making a racist remark during a meeting last week.
Jim Gile used the term “n*gger-rigging it” during a discussion about whether to hire an architect to design repairs. In the meeting recording Giles is heard saying the county needed to hire an architect to design the improvements rather than “n*gger-rigging it.” After the comment brought on a bout of laughter in the room, someone asked Giles to clarify what he said.
“Afro-Americanized,” Gile replied.
County and state Democrats are calling for his resignation but Gile thinks his apology is enough. Plus, he didn’t really mean it – he insists he meant to say “jury-rigged” but accidentally sputtered out the racial slur instead. Common mistake!
Gile also had this to say in his defense:
“I am not a prejudiced person,” Gile said. “I have built Habitat homes for colored people.”
I guess “I’ve built Habitat homes for colored people” is the new “I have a black friend”. Oh wait he said that too. Apparently he has a close friend whom he regards as a sister who is black.
Via: The Huffington Post