Confederate History Month advocate drops N-word bombs | News


Griffin, Georgia, a small city about 38 miles south of Atlanta, is proud of its Southern heritage.

Every year since at least 2010, the city has passed a proclamation designating April as Confederate History Month, city commissioner Douglas Hollberg told CNN. It’s not an unusual occurrence in the South, where Confederate Memorial Day is still officially and unofficially observed in a handful of places.

But when the issue came up again at a recent city meeting, things did not go well.

A former city commissioner, speaking out as a resident in favor of the proclamation, used a racial slur three times — offending an African-American member of the commission who opposed the measure.

And now a…

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