County commissioner apologizes for ‘n*gger rigging’ remark

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 17:23 EDT
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Saline County Commissioner Jim Gile in Kansas has apologized for using a racial epithet during a meeting on April 2.

The Salina Journal reported that Gile later apologized for using the expression “n*gger-rigging it” while discussing a repair project. He claimed he actually intended to say the phrase “jury-rigged” but accidentally sputtered out the racial slur.

“I am not a prejudiced person,” Gile said. “I have built Habitat homes for colored people.”

A group of people called for Gile to resign on Tuesday, according to KSAL. One woman said the phrase “tells of a time of hatred and ugliness in our nation, and it hurts my heart” while another woman alleged “what comes from a man’s mouth, comes from his heart.”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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