A Minnesota House candidate running as an Independent used the N-word to describe himself in a campaign ad released in early August.
“I want to be your state representative, I want to be your public servant and I want to be your n**er,” Greene said in a video posted on his Facebook page.
Greene, who is running in Minnesota’s 18A district, says he used the racist slur because he wants citizens in the state to focus on “the real issues at hand,” according to The Minneapolis Star Tribune.
“We need to unify as a society, and we need to stop dealing with trivial matters,” Greene said. “The word … is part of the American history, regardless of the race. … It’s part of my history being African-American, white and Cherokee Indian.” (RELATED: CNN Reporter Uses Word ‘N*gger’ On Live TV)
Greene has not been endorsed by any party or well-known organization.
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