LA Councilwoman Resigns Over Racist Remarks

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The Facts

  • Nury Martinez on Wednesday announced her resignation from the LA City Council following leaked year-old audio in which she can be heard making apparently racist comments while talking with other Latino political leaders.

  • Her decision to step down comes as protesters packed the Council chamber for the second day in a row and politicians, including Pres. Biden, called for her resignation. Earlier this week, Martinez renounced her leadership position and took a leave of absence.

The Spin

Republican narrative

While this scandal has shocked public opinion and provoked national outrage, Nury Martinez and her colleagues represent the true nature of so-called "progressive" politicians. Despite their appealing rhetoric, they are often identity-obsessed racists who simply use Black people to advance their own agenda and win elections.

Democratic narrative

The leaked recording shows that Gen Z and millennial Latinos must become politically active to promote multiracial solidarity. Disputes between groups of color have long been promoted by white supremacy and American political culture on older generations, with Martinez's remarks being a product of US colonialism across Latin America.

Nerd narrative

There's a 50% chance that at least 11 percent of black voters will vote for a Republican president in the 2024 US presidential election, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

Political split



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