LA Councilmember president Nury Martinez resigns after leaked audio of racist comments
Los Angeles City Council president Nury Martinez issued a public apology Sunday over statements she says she made "in a moment of intense frustration and anger," while Councilmember Mike Bonin called on her removal as president and her resignation from office.
Title is misleading. She's resigning from her post as the Council President but intends to stay on the council.
This is step one, she'll resign next. She has to. Listen to the audio, she sounds like a low class scumbag racist. The curtain has been pulled.
Good. Now she needs to resign from her seat. Does she really think this will satisfy people? xD
Not good enough. She needs to leave city hall and take KDL and Gil with her.
How does she not resign from office period? Her PR firm damage control statement is nice, but she still doesn't seem to truly understand the gravity of what she did.
How does she think she can still be an effective council member?
Her apology was insulting. She continues to claim that representation of POC is a priority for her. Bitch, we caught you. Red fucking handed. You are a racist. This wasn't some joke made in poor taste, a clumsily worded statement open for misinterpretation, or an angry outburst in the heat of the moment. This is a racist, elitist and hateful heart.
Apologize by resigning your full position in shame and never running for office again. Or just join the other side where your ideals will be celebrated.
She's "deeply ashamed" or whatever ... A full year after this was recorded. Where has her shame been for the last year?
i’m shocked. she said that about a 3-year-old?? WTF? who does that. i just saw the audio transcript of what was said— much worse than i imagined.
What she and her compatriots said is abhorrent, but I hope people don't miss the forest for the trees with these revelations. The animosity between the latino and black community is longstanding and totally counterproductive. There's a deep-seated ethnic tribalism that has plagued the LA political scene for far too long. I promise you that attitudes that this recording revealed are not unique to Nury Martinez. I've worked in organized labor for a long time here and the paranoia that underpins her remarks is pretty widely shared in both camps.
She said she did this "in a moment of intense frustration and anger." Based on the audio I'm guessing that's a regular occurrence for her. Imagine all the other things she's said in the past. Yikes.
The only thing she is sorry for is that she got caught, and if was truly sorry she would resign from the Council as well, but she won't. She is a POS that would never occur to her that calling gay WM fellow CM a 'little bitch' or referring to his adopted black young son a 'little monkey' that needs a beat down. Again we are reminded that City Hall is corrupt AF and the LA Hispanics democrats are no less corrupt and power hungry then maga cult republicans when it comes to redistricting.
newly released clip of the Council Gerrymandering Committee rudely referring to an Armenian as "the guy with one eyebrow"
What she exhibited wasn't a one-off burst of fury and anger, it was a habit, a longstanding mindset of racial stereotypes, demeaning language and violent threats and imagery that no one has ever taken her to task for. How many other staffers have listened to her spout off like this and stood by not saying a thing? (Those stories, undoubtably will come out). Her racist tropes are ingrained, and commands nothing less than a full resignation. NuryResign
We The People need the clean house in LA City Hall of ALL these racist people, it’s not just Her, but everyone who was in the conversation. And not just change job titles, but absolute Termination. These people are the lowest of Low! So hurtful to be an Angeleno now. Enough of these power tripping idiots!!
I’ve seen some middle aged Latinos throwing the word chinito in front of people with East Asian phenotypes while talking to each other in Spanish in restaurants and other public places. One day I asked one of my Spanish speaking colleagues, and she said it means only Asian to certain groups of Spanish speakers. I asked again if they are aware that it means little Chinese, and she said yes and the users are aware that it can be used as a bad term but they don’t care much.
Not good enough. The agenda about replacing both Kevin and Nury should be discussed and to give out a public vote to remove them before their term ends.
good first step. Next step, be gone entirely. Those comments she made were indefensible.
This is not just her comments, this is her belief. The more clips I hear the more shocked I am especially how casual they are. Los Angeles has no home for racist, she needs to resign from city council period, absolute disgrace.
Let this be a lesson to all of us not to vote based on race, but on true leadership that will look out for all people of Los Angeles.
like 2 months ago she called it “the height of privilege” to criticize her during public comment.
seems to me like the height of privilege is expecting to keep her job after saying a bunch of stuff that would get most of her constituents fired from their jobs if they said it
As she should. Only sorry she got caught. Being racist against black people as a minority yourself in 2022 is CRAZY
Wait, only resigning from the seat??? Nah her ass doesn’t need to have a taxpayer funded job.
I believe you have other constituents in your districts besides Latinos. Good to know these reps are looking out for all of their district and not just their friends who look ONLY like them.
I was gonna give her the benefit of the doubt when referring to a rowdy toddler as a monkey, since that's what people do sometimes, but when she started calling people short, dark and ugly, it became pretty clear she's racist.
The Reddit user's account has another clip that reveals a more unsettling reality in our city. We the people are not in control it.
Here is a link to the user's account: https://www.reddit.com/user/Honest-Finding-1581/
What is the most insane to me, is this recording: https://www.reddit.com/user/Honest-Finding-1581/comments/xor130/la_union_goals/
First will say, that just dissected this user's account. They have another text/post on hiring and corruption with a string of LA leaders names. I am not sure if this is legitimate and could be heresay.
This audio clip however reveals a ton more. It first, is borderline illegal, you have a grant recipient talking about using a government grant to muscle out his "non-profit competition".
More so, it reveals an unyielding power dynamic and embedded structure among our politically elected leaders with organized labor in the city. In effect the labor leader is talking about how they run LA. It almost is mafia-ish and I am not sure the legal implications of the rest of this but no doubt is it appalling and can bet the FBI is listening. A lot of "pay for play" language alluded throughout this. That the goal is not to cede legislative power to the people we elect.
We should be skeptical of ANY large organization (right, left, business, non-business) that yields this much power outside of the confines of our public and elective process, especially in a city we should care about like ours.
This is not the way things should be. And is gravely unsettling. I hope for brighter days ahead for our city.
She's toast! She called a little African American 3 year old a monkey. Extreme racist. Also what a mouth on her.
Absolutely disgusting. Even worse that the others on that recording are just chuckling and enjoying it. None of them should be representing anyone in this city.
Just cracks me up to look at her face. People will bend over backwards to try to make them feel superior. The need for these people to place themselves above others.
Rosanne lost her show for saying something along these line yet we’re going to allow this woman to govern the people she racially insulted.
Ironically for her, the politicking to have Latino representation on council mirror the demographics of the city will surely suffer now with the loss of this post.
I don’t even think it was about representation for Nury et Al. I doubt they are happy to work with Eunisses and if he wins, Hugo who are closer to Raman politically.
Not good enough this lady is spewing the stereotypical anti black sentiment left in the eurocentification of latin america. We do not need someone like her in our city council.
Yeah she’s done, stepping down is a good first step. Next she has to step down from city council.
dark skinned council members clowning on other dark skinned people is so stupid They aren’t even white Latinos lol
Not good enough. She is unfit to be on City Council on the public payroll.
You don't have to be white to be racist. Good to see some level of accountability...
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