The supervisor of a Texas city referred to as White Settlement might be allowed to maintain his job although he repeatedly used racial slurs throughout a gathering with different officers, in line with stories.
Metropolis Council members determined that Jeff James can keep on as White Settlement’s supervisor after an hour-long open listening to on Monday, in line with KXAS-TV.
The assembly to debate James’ destiny was referred to as after ex-fire chief Russell Shelley knowledgeable council members that the supervisor had used the “N-word” to explain some White Settlement residents.
James declined to reply questions concerning the allegations.
“If I get into this, it is two wrongs do not make a proper,” James informed reporters after the listening to. “I’m not going to justify any of this.”
Greater than two dozen White Settlement residents attended the listening to in assist of James.
“I really feel blessed that each one these folks have been right here at this time,” James mentioned. “I am glad to be the town supervisor of the town of White Settlement.”
Shelley, who resigned after three months as fireplace chief, informed native retailers that he was upset by the town’s determination to not examine his claims.
In a weblog entry posted to White Settlement’s web site this summer time, James lamented the “critical points” going through the city of roughly 16,000 residents.
“If we play our playing cards proper and concentrate on robust points and all the time preserve considering not nearly at this time but additionally about tomorrow, White Settlement goes to be the place to reside within the years to come back,” James mentioned with out specifying what these “points” could be. “That will not come with out challenges, however I believe we’re able to face them.”