PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP/KTHV) - Some Pine Bluff residents are calling for the resignation of an alderman who misspelled a black man's last name in a way that included a racial epithet.
Bill Brumett was reportedly arguing with a Pine bluff native on Facebook last month when he became agitated by the man's misspelling of the alderman's name. Brummett then misspelled J.C. Cunningham's name, but he claims that it was unintentional and he didn't know Cunningham was black.
Brumett says he meant to spell Cunningham's name as "Cuuningham," but instead wrote "Cooninham."
The city's NAACP and some residents want Brumett to resign, saying it's unlikely the slur was accidental.
Cunningham hasn't commented on the exchange. His mother says he hasn't accepted an apology from Brumett.