A #Maryland lawmaker apologized today for using a racial slur to describe a majority-black county.

The #WashintonPost reported that Harford County’s #MaryAnnLisanti, who is white, allegedly told a colleague late last month at an Annapolis cigar bar that campaigning in #PrinceGeorge’s County on behalf of another candidate amounted to door-knocking in a “n****r district,” according to @blackvoices.

“I am sickened that a word that is not in my vocabulary came out of my mouth,” Lisanti said in a statement. “It does not represent my belief system, my life’s work or what is my heart.”

Lisanti also took her apology tour to the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland on Monday. At that meeting, she claimed said she did not recall using the slur and offered an “inadequate” apology, the caucus said in a statement.

“It is clear Delegate Lisanti is unsuited to continue in a position of leadership in the Maryland General Assembly,” the black caucus statement said. “The use of a derogatory term exhibits that she does not hold the requisite contrition to be entrusted in a leadership role moving forward.”

Lisanti also announced Tuesday that she had also apologized to the entire House Democratic Caucus and had agreed to stepped down as chair of the unemployment insurance subcommittee on the House Economic Matters Committee after meeting with House Speaker Michael E. Busch.

Prince George’s County has a population that is 65% black and is one of the most affluent majority-black counties in the U.S., according to the Census Bureau. Harford County is 80% white.

It’s unfortunate that people who hold such disregard for the Black community are elected to positions of power.

We’ll keep you posted on any updates, roommates.

 

Lisanti announced Tuesday that she had also apologized to the entire House Democratic Caucus and had agreed to stepped down as chair of the unemployment insurance subcommittee on the House Economic Matters Committee after meeting with House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel).

 

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