Hamptons Woman Running for Office Defends Using N-Bomb
A woman running for the Village Board in Southampton, Long Island reportedly used the n-word in a call to police and claims she is entitled to use the racial slur because she is a “pioneer.”
Valerie Smith, a white woman, told the The Southampton Press Friday that she converted her street from a “rodent-infested dump” into an oasis and frequently intervened in public disturbances, while calling people “n—ers.”
“I came into this neighborhood colorblind,” she told the paper. “When you are a pioneer, like I am, it’s not easy. I’m the only white person who owns and lives on this street.”
The local police chief told the paper that Smith called the department nearly 200 times.
An audio tape revealed that during one call in August she claimed that “a bunch of ni—ers” were in front of her house “drinking Hennessy.”
Smith told the paper in a phone interview that using the racial slur was not a big deal, adding that Eddie Murphy “made a career” from using it.
She mentioned one instance where she scared away people loitering in front of her home.
“I said, ‘You f—— n—ers!’ and they just dispersed,” Smith recalled.
New York radio station Hot 97 called Valerie Smith on-air. Check out the video below: