Scott Bethmann resigned from the board of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Naval Alumni Association after an accidental stream of conversation with his wife Nancy, the alumni association and a family spokeswoman said in a statement.
We hear Bethmann use the word N and complain that he can’t speak, saying, “White m ***** f ***** can’t say anything. That’s what we’re doing here, Nancy.”
The recording shows his wife talking about “F ****** Asians from China who like to steal all our intellectual property.”
Bethmann’s Facebook page has since been removed.
“We are deeply sorry”
In a statement issued by a family spokeswoman, Bethmann said it was never appropriate to “use derogatory terms when talking about our neighbor.”
“There are no words that can adequately express how thin we are and my wife and I apologize for the insensitive things we said were filmed on social media,” he said.
“I know that apology from us is hollow in many ears in our community, especially in the current environment. We want to use this experience as an opportunity to grow, listen, learn and reflect.
“We are deeply sorry for the impact our actions have had on the Naval Academy, my fellow soldiers and women, our former colleagues, friends, family and the community at large. We are committed to educating ourselves more about racial inequalities in this country and better people. “
‘Honor, courage and devotion’
Jacksonville’s chapter of the Maritime Academy Alumni Association says Bethmann resigned from a committee that held an emergency meeting Saturday to discuss progress.
It said discrimination was not tolerated in her values of “honor, courage and devotion”.
Bethmann was the chief treasurer and state commissioner, the post said.
He continued: “As an alumni organization, we want to be an inspiration to all young people who want to become future Navy and Marine officers. We will continue to respect that inspirational role. We are all together in this. We must face the challenges of today and all future challenges of tomorrow. . together. “
CNN tried to talk to Bethmann and contacted the Naval Academy of Alumni.