Rep. Slossberg issues apology for reported use of N-word

(WTNH) — State Representative Gayle Slossberg from Milford is apologizing for comments she made during a recent speech at the University of Connecticut.

The Democrat was talking about her past work to remove books with racial epithets from school libraries and reportedly used the N-word without properly referencing it as a euphemism.

The state NAACP and Black and Puerto Rican Caucus of state legislators released a statement on Thursday, saying:

In this heightened climate of racial tension it is particularly disturbing that a legislator, elected to represent all residents of her district and indeed the state, would show such blatant disregard for the vile, painful, and ugly history of the N-word and its contemporary use to provoke fear and intimidation.”