EDITORIAL: Tempest in Tarrant leaves Alabama with another black eye

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Jul. 23—Alabama made national headlines for another ugly, racist episode this week when a Tarrant city councilman brazenly used the N-word and refused to resign for his disgusting behavior.

Tommy Bryant, a White city councilman in Tarrant, a Jefferson County town north of Birmingham, should step down immediately. He shocked everyone when he asked: "Do we have a house n--- in here? Do we? Do we?" at a council meeting Monday. Video of his remarks went viral nationwide.

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James Bennett is Executive Editor. Contact him at 256-235-3540 or jbennett@annistonstar.com.

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