Never mind how Alabama legislator Bobby Beason, who sponsored that state’s new get-tough immigration law actually feels about minorities in his state, you would think he would have the common sense to be careful what he says, but no. Beason has been caught on tape referring to black people as “aborigines.”
He was helping the FBI with an undercover operation designed to expose legislators whose pro-gambling votes are alleged to have been paid for by the gambling industry–which means his “aborigines” comment is part of the official record of a trial.
Finally, a politician who lets you know exactly where he stands.
In one transcript, Beason and two other Republican legislators were talking about economic development in predominantly black Greene County and the customers at one of the county’s largest employers, the Greenetrack casino in Eutaw.
“That’s y’all’s Indians,” one Republican said.
“They’re aborigines, but they’re not Indians,” Beason replied.
Bobby Segall, attorney for indicted VictoryLand casino owner Milton McGregor, asked Beason if he was showing disdain.
“I don’t know what I meant at the time,” Beason replied.
Alabama state senator Scott Beason (R), who sponsored the state’s tough new immigration law, has been caught on tape referring to black customers of a casino as “aborigines.” Beason made the offensive comparison while wearing audio recording equipment for the FBI as part of an investigation into a group of people accused of buying and selling pro-gambling votes in the legislature.