Scott Bethmann: Retired Captain of the Navy apologizes after the outbreak of racial slander on Facebook

Scott Bethmann: Retired Captain of the Navy apologizes after the outbreak of racial slander on Facebook

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 and his wife were live on Facebook for more than 30 minutes, discussing recent events across the country, according to the sound obtained from subsidiary CNN WJXT.

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.

“The nature of these comments is inconsistent with the mission of our volunteer leadership” or the Navy, the alumni association said in a Facebook post.

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.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Naval Academy Alumni Association Association of Trustees, retired Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III, “Statements do not represent the mission and values ​​of the Alumni Association, the Naval Academy or the US Navy,” he said.
Locklear said in a statement that the association represented “more than 65,000 people from different backgrounds and perspectives.”

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.

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