Miami lawmaker discovers the n-word is never ok to use at work, resigns amid controversy

This has been a rough week for Republican Florida state Sen. Frank Artiles. On Monday, in what can only be described as a terrible lapse in judgment, if not an outright racist/sexist fit, he used the words “niggas,” “bitch,” and “girl” in an outburst with his black colleagues. Then on Wednesday, he fumbled an apology, using the excuse that he grew up in a diverse community. Today, amid mounting pressure, he resigned:

“My actions and my presence in government is now a...

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