Inside the room: The entire L.A. City Council racist audio leak, annotated by our experts.
The “NWord” has been circulating for a little over a year, but in recent weeks, the anti-white slurs were exposed by the L.A. Times.
The racial slurs were sent by a white Republican activist to council member Mitch O’Farrell. The activist sent the message to other council members as well, including Council President Herb Wesson and Councilwoman Jan Perry, a Democrat. The messages were intercepted and leaked to public officials at City Hall.
What exactly is a racist email!?
We’re the only ones on the planet that could answer that question.
“Racist” is generally understood as something that dehumanizes, or is about something specific. And this isn’t one.
“I don’t know what that means,” council staffer Kristin Anderson told the Times. “It doesn’t sound racist to me.”
The Times reported that, according to sources, the words and phrases included in the email were “coded language commonly used by anti-immigrant activists and used to deride non-white immigrants.”
This is a loaded phrase: “antifascists.”
There is no “antifascist.” It’s a political movement that believes in working for peace in the world through peaceful means.
Also, the term is a pejorative: It is often used to describe left-wing groups that are anti-nationalist and anti-fascist.
“I didn’t even know what an antifa was,” council member Mary Sheffield told the Times. “There’s also no way an antifa would send out that kind of email. It doesn’t make sense.”
Council member Mitch O’Farrell was not one of the recipients. However, the leak spread all the way to O’Farrell’s home, where a person living there was forced to pass out anti-fascist literature to his neighbors.
The Times also reported that the email was