Monday, March 17, 2008

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick under fire for using the N-word


Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is at the center of controversy yet again, this time it’s for using the N-word during his State of the City address on last Tuesday. Kilpatrick stated at the address, “In the past 30 days, I’ve been called a nigger more than anytime in my entire life,” and also went on to say, “I’ve received more death threats than I have in my entire administration.”

The Detroit Mayor is currently involved in a sex scandal involving his former aide, Christine Beatty. While under oath during a whistle-blowers’ trial, Kilpatrick and Beatty both denied being in a relationship, but it was later revealed through sexually-charged text messages that they were in fact romantically involved. Kilpatrick could possibly face perjury charges and many are calling for him to voluntarily resign.

While some leaders such as the national spokesman of the NAACP, Richard J McIntire are defending the Mayor’s use of the word, in light of the context it was used in, others are not so understanding. State Attorney General, Mike Cox called the use of the word “race-baiting on par with David Duke and George Wallace”. Cox also went on to state that “He’s a very talented guy, but he’s overstayed his day. He should resign, he should quit, whether he’s charged or not.”

An aide to Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy, stated that a decision as to whether charges of perjury, obstruction of justice, or official misconduct would be brought against Kilpatrick would be made public sometime next week. The City Council of Detroit is also considering a nonbinding resolution calling for the Mayor’s resignation as well.

-Tremaya Reynolds

2 comments:

Editor said...

C' Ya Kwame

I hope your jail cell is cold and dirty.

dr. mike check said...

Kwame Kilpatrick is hip hop.
check out my post at http://reallyrealtalk.blogspot.com/2008/03/dont-worry-if-he-writes-rhymes-he.html