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  Wyoming state representative apologizes after racist tweet
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News DateThursday, December 17, 2020 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionA Wyoming state legislator has apologized after posting a racist tweet about the state’s first Black sheriff.

Republican state Rep. Cyrus Western replied on social media Monday to an article about Albany County Sheriff Aaron Appelhans’ appointment with a clip that showed a Black character from a movie asking, “Where the white women at?”

Western said he has since called Appelhans to apologize. The state representative, who deleted his tweet after criticism mounted, said that his post was intended to be a reference to the film Blazing Saddles and not meant to disparage the state’s first Black sheriff. In the film, a former slave serves as the sheriff of an all-white town.
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