GOP Official Says She Accidentally Used N-Word While Insulting African-American

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The chairwoman of the Galveston County Republican Party in Texas is taking heat for a text message she sent months ago in which she referred to a fellow Black Republican with a racial slur, according to The New York Daily News.

Yolanda Waters, who describes herself as a “Latina/African-American woman," texted a colleague in March referring to J.T. Edwards, who is another GOP leader, as a “typical n-g.”

Now that the exchange is making its rounds online, Waters has explained her use of the word as a typo, saying she types quickly and failed to proofread the message.

“I usually type very fast, and in this case, I moved too fast to see that the word was there," she wrote in a statement shared on Facebook. “I made the typo because I did not proofread my text. I do not believe it is appropriate language to use in speaking about a fellow African-American."

The Daily News noted that Waters did not say what word she intended to type rather than the N-word.

“The text messages, first published by the Galveston County Daily News, show the woman complaining about Edwards asking for money to go to Austin, saying he ‘really abuses’ and ‘lives off everyone else,’” The Daily News reported. “When asked why he doesn’t work, Waters replied with the racist slur.”

Several top Republicans have called on Waters to step down from her post, including Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

“I am outraged. There is no excuse,” he tweeted this earlier week. “Dr. Waters should resign as Galveston County chair immediately. Her comments are offensive to everyone in the community.”

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Comments (7)
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lac5572
lac5572

so if she had proof read her text she would have taken out the nigger that she had meant to say. how can someone be two continents? african american is a misnomer.

Anglican Focus
Anglican Focus

And every person of color that supports this woman using racial epithets on 'accident' needs to withdraw political support on purpose. Elitism has shown her that she is not a part of a group of ethnic and diverse persons in this country. Her exposure at this time is no accident. Her constituents, colleagues and 'friends' of African heritage and Latin/ Chicano identification- those she smiles with; conversates with; holds meetings with and surely has eaten with now know who she is. It is not a time to allow this behavior to have a pass. If its done on accident in public; in private its a horrible indifference and disregard for the lives of a people and its inexcusable!!!!

Woodstock
Woodstock

You folks need to get a life. So What? She can use it but you can't. It's like chittens (the guts of a pig). Ya'll fed us that and we made it into a dish. You called us the N word for years, to mean a nothing, a nobody, worthless. We took it, cut it down and made it a word for just us. She can apologize to dude but that is it. She don't owe you nothing.

QueenofCaring
QueenofCaring

She said what she said and now she will have to pay the consequences of her negative actions. She can go home now.

Everett255
Everett255

She should lost her position PERIOD take responsibility.

Capn
Capn

Speaking you might be able to regroup and apologize. Writing and texting, your darkness just came to light. This just didn't start nor is it the first time. You just got caught or exposed for the real you. Let's stop asking for apologies for being ourselves.


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