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Broward School Board member apologizes for racial slur

A day after she was asked to resign from the Broward School Board for making racial slurs, Ann Murray issued a written apology:

"In 2007, I used a word I should have never used," Murray wrote. "Minutes after saying it, I apologized to my co-workers and subordinates. Eventually, I received a very strong reprimand from my supervisor. To this day, I have the deepest regret for the incident and the pain I may have caused others. I ask the African American community and all communities who suffer with the ugliness of bigotry to accept my sincerest apology. I pray for healing and forgiveness from those I have offended as we move toward a new chapter and forever close the old."

Her apology came on the same day the Florida Inspector General began its investigation of the school district, which was criticized last month in a state grand jury report for ineptness and corruption. Within the last year, former School Board member Beverly Gallagher was sentenced to three years in federal prison on bribery charges and former School Board member Stephanie Kraft was arrested on charges of bribery and official misconduct. Her case is pending. Full story by Carli Teproff here.

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