Scott Bethmann has resigned from the board of directors of the American Naval Academy after the accidental flow of conversation with his wife Nancy, according to a statement from the Alumni Association and a family representative.
Bethmann is heard using the word N and complains that he can’t speak his mind, saying, “White friends can’t say anything. That’s the point we’re making here, Nancy.”
His wife is heard recording “F ****** Asian Asians from China who love to steal all our intellectual property.”
Bethmann’s Facebook page has since been removed.
“We are deeply sorry”
In a statement issued through a spokesman for the family, Batman said it was never appropriate to “use derogatory terms when talking about our fellow human beings”.
“There are no words that can properly express how sad and apologetic my wife and I are for the indifferent things we said were recorded on social media,” he said.
“I know that an apology from us touches a lot of people in our community, especially in the current environment. We intend to use this experience as an opportunity to grow, listen, learn and reflect.
“We are deeply saddened by the impact of our actions on the Naval Academy, my colleagues and women, our former colleagues, friends, family and the community as a whole. We are committed to further educating racial inequalities in this country and to be better people. “
“Price, courage and commitment”
Jacksonville chapter of the Naval Academy Alumni Association said Batman had resigned from the board, which held an emergency meeting on Saturday to discuss progress.
He said the discrimination was not in line with the values of “honor, courage and commitment”.
Bethmann was the treasurer of the capital and the national administrator, the position said.
He continued: “As a graduate organization, we strive to be an inspiration to all young people who want to become future officers in the Navy and Navy. We will continue to honor this inspiring role. We are all together in this. We must face the challenges of today and all the future challenges of tomorrow … together. “
CNN has made efforts to talk to Bethmann and has contacted the Naval Academy’s Alumni Association.