Arizona state Rep. David Stringer told by Prescott City Council to resign over remark that African-Americans “don’t…

PHOENIX — An Arizona city council voted Tuesday to demand the resignation of a Republican state lawmaker whose remarks on race and immigration have led to a growing backlash of criticism and the loss of his chairmanship on a key committee. Tuesday’s 6-1 vote by the Prescott City Council comes just days after the Phoenix New Times published Rep. David Stringer‘s latest remarks.

Stringer recently told Arizona State University students that African-Americans “don’t blend in” and that Somali immigrants don’t look like “every other kid” as previous European immigrants did. In the New Times story, backed up by audio recordings, students question Stringer about his views on immigration and race.

He told them “diversity in our country is relatively new.” He then was asked about immigrants…

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