Posted on June 17, 2011

Scott Beason Sparks Criticism with ‘Aborigines’ Remark

Phillip Rawls, Huffington Post, June 16, 2011

A top Democrat in Alabama is calling on a Republican state senator to resign after he was caught on tape calling black patrons at a casino “aborigines.”


He was one of three GOP legislators who wore recording devices for the FBI during its investigation. Transcripts of conversations show him denigrating black people at the Greenetrack gambling hall.

Alabama Democratic Party Chairman Mark Kennedy has called for Beason to resign, but Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead says Beason is an honorable man who doesn’t have a racist bone in his body.