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“The NAACP stands fully behind the Florida Legislative Black Caucus, Tampa Bay Times Editorial and several groups who have called for the resignation of Miami Senator Frank Artiles.

The racial slur, profane language and degrading tone used to members of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus, in particular, a black woman, has no place in our society. In 2017, it’s unfortunate we still must remind everyone about the “N” word and the negative impact it has had in the black community for many years. A public apology is not good enough from a public official who has used racist language in the past. Do us a favor, take your racist language and racist actions and resign,” says Adora Obi Nweze, President of NAACP Florida State Conference and member of the National Board of Directors.

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