May 15, 2021

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Nydia Velázquez says it is a shame not to remove racist word from the record of the House of Representatives

Washington – Democratic congresswoman Nydia Velázquez claimed today that lawmakers who voted against calling the legislative record the racist word quoted by a representative of the New Progressive Party (PNP) should be ashamed.

"All members of the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico who opposed removing this word from the legislative record should feel ashamed and apologize to the people of Puerto Rico and to people of African descent" affirmed Velázquez, on Twitter.

The representative of the PNP Luis “Junior” Pérez has defended having alluded to the racist word N in the Chamber of the House of Representatives to recognize the trajectory of the statesman commentator Luis Dávila Colón under the argument that they were taken out of context.

During his address on the adoption of Resolution 5305, the legislator used the same discriminatory term as pr last week he called for the cancellation of the radio program "El Azote ', which was hosted by Dávila Colón on WKAQ 580 AM.

For Pérez, the use of the word racist is not bad, because they were made to put" the double stick "into context which he considers was used to dismiss the commentator.

During the session, representative Manuel Natal, of the Victoria Ciudadano Movement, requested that the racist word N be removed from the legislative record, but most of the PNP legislators opposed it. [19659011]

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