Racist New Hampshire police commissioner calls President Obama N-word and will not apologize

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A racist police commissioner in New Hampshire is the latest figure to show ignorance through racist attitudes. According to the Associated Press, Robert Copeland, 82, police commissioner of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, called President Barack Obama the N-word during a conversation.

Copeland admitted using the N-word, but he refuses to apologize for his ignorance.


Residents in Wolfeboro are asking for Copeland to resign for using the racial slur. But Copeland refuses to apologize and can’t be removed from his position. In March, Copeland was re-elected and will serve another three years as commissioner.

Copeland is also being protected by his colleagues who could share his racist attitudes. Commission Chairman Joseph Balboni said the person who reported the use of the racist slur is “blowing it out of proportion.”


Furthermore, Wolfeboro is a majority white town with few blacks and minorities. Out of 6,300 residents, only 20 are black.

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