(Bumpin' too much Biggie Smalls)
I love stories like this,
- The longtime chairman of the Roger Williams University board admitted Monday that he had used the N-word during a board meeting, saying it "kind of slipped out."
"I apologized for that," Ralph Papitto said in an interview on WPRO-AM. "What else can I do? Kill myself?"
Papitto, 80, who stepped down this month after nearly 40 years on the board, admitted he used the racial slur at a May meeting of the school's board of trustees. He had been discussing the difficulty of finding blacks and other minority members to serve on the 16-member board, which at the time included 14 white men and two women.
Barbara Roberts, then a board member, said Papitto became irate when he discussed pressures to make the board more diverse, at one point using the slur to refer to black candidates.
Old Fat White Man: How's the search for black board members going?
Board member: Still pretty slow.
Old Fat White Man: Goddamn niggers!
Board members: ...uh...
This is my favorite part,
Papitto has given the school at least $7 million, and his name is on the law school, the only one in Rhode Island.
He said he had never used the term before.
"The first time I heard it was on television and then rap music or something," Papitto told WPRO.
This 80 year old man, born in 1927 in Rhode Island (which is famous for its love of Negroes) first heard the word "nigger" in rap music.
Can I buy the Brooklyn Bridge with that?