Leaked Audio of LA City Council President Making Racist Comments

Objectivity 4.6 | Credibility 4.5 | Relevance 4.7

A recording of Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez making racist remarks referring to Councilman Mike Bonin was leaked just a few weeks before the midterm elections.  Martinez said the white councilmember handled his young, black son just as if he were an “accessory” and described Bonin‘s son as “Parece changuito“ or “looks like a monkey.”  Bonin and his husband said, “No child should ever be subjected to such racist, mean and dehumanizing comments, especially from a public official.”