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Trenton City Councilwoman Robin Vaughn

Official who called ‘Jew her down’ a verb says Black women held to double standard

By David Wildstein, September 17 2019 12:21 am

Trenton City Councilwoman Robin Vaughn, who said over the weekend that “Jew her down” was just a verb, is doubling down on her support of embattled Council President Kathy McBride.

“My Fellow Americans, a must read article in the Times of Israel,” Vaughan said in a post on her Facebook page. “Yet again, there appears to be a double standard in America when a white woman says an anti-Semitic comment she is allowed to apologize, it is accepted, no one required her to resign and everyone moves on. Why not the same forgiveness afforded to Council President Kathy McBride, who is Black?”

McBride  said that a lawyer representing the city in a personal injury claim was “able to wait her out and Jew her down” to settle the case at a lower amount during an executive session of the City Council on September 5

She has not apologized for her comment, despite criticism from local and state political leaders, including U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker.

McBride refused to comment on her statements when reached by the New Jersey Globe on Friday.

“I am not at privilege to speak about anything at executive session per the law that governs executive sessions,” McBride said.  “It was an executive session and by the law I am not privy to speak on that per the law.”

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