Posted BY: Teresa | NwoReport
Los Angeles City Councilor Nury Martinez stepped down as the council’s president on Oct. 10 after audio recordings of her and two other councilors’ “racist” remarks surfaced the day before, with a wave of politicians—including Mayor Eric Garcetti—calling for them to resign from the council altogether.
After the audio was leaked, a slew of California officials and political candidates, as well as Gov. Gavin Newsom, came forward to condemn her comments. The incident comes just a month away from the Nov. 8 general election.
The recording, dated October 2021—published by a now-suspended Reddit user and first reported by the Los Angeles Times—included Councilmen Gil Cedillo and Kevin de León, and Los Angeles County Federation of Labor President Ron Herrera.
In the recording, Martinez, 49, spoke about Councilman Mike Bonin’s black son as “Parece changuito”—which is translated to “like a little monkey”—while recalling seeing Bonin’s son on a float during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade, where she said the child was like “an accessory.”