published Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Alabama: Commissioner quits after slur

A county commissioner from eastern Alabama has resigned after being videotaped using a racial slur to describe black children.

Birmingham television station WBRC reported that longtime Randolph County Commissioner Thomas "June" Waldrep submitted his resignation Tuesday. In a letter, the 80-year-old Waldrop apologized for anything he said that was offensive.

The video was posted on YouTube.

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