Democrat Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez Resigns Over Racist Remarks

Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez has resigned amid outrage over her unearthed, racist remarks about a fellow council member and his son. Political officials and local constituents have been demanding Martinez’s resignation since the Los Angeles Times reported on newly-revealed comments she made during a city redistricting meeting last year. In the recording, Martinez was heard disparaging Councilman Mike Bonin (who is white), said his young Black son acted “like a monkey” on a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade float, and she accused Bonin of treating his son like a political accessory.

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