CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago alderman is not backing down from his use of the N-word in criticizing the ouster of a popular elementary school principal who is an outspoken critic of Rahm Emanuel; in fact, he’s doubling down on his profane denunciation of the mayor.
To say Ald. David Moore (17th) was blunt in his reaction to the removal of Troy LaRaviere as principal of Blaine Elementary would be an understatement. He repeatedly used the N-word to explain how he views the situation.READ MORE: Still Need A COVID Vaccine? Mass Vaccination Sites Reopen This Week In Cook County
“Yes, I used the word n***** to highlight what myself and many people in this city of all races believe to be a – not the – but a dictatorial authority engineering of Troy LaRaviere’s ouster. In this context, the word n***** was purposely used as an evocative metaphor,” Moore said.
The alderman said he neither regrets nor apologizes for using the N-word.
He first used the word in a Facebook post last week, slamming the decision to remove LaRaviere from his post.
“All I hear is, stay in your place N—–, and don’t you dare challenge the DICTATORIAL AUTHORITY designed to put corporate profits over effective public education,” Moore wrote on April 21. “Not one elected official, who cares about the education of our children, should remain silent about this DICTATORIAL move!”