'I want to be your [n-word],' Minnesota House candidate says in campaign video

Kyle Greene is running in District 18A.
Author:
Publish date:

A candidate for the Minnesota House has caused controversy after he used the n-word in a campaign video.

Kyle Greene, who is standing as an independent in House District 18A, said the slur in a video posted on his Facebook page last month.

It has now attracted wider attention after a growing number of shares on Facebook, where it has now been viewed more than 92,000 times.

"I want to be your state representative. I want to be your public servant. And I want to be your n-----," Greene says at the end of the 33-second clip.

According to the Crow River Media, Greene identifies as mixed race, part Cherokee Indian, part African-American and part white.

He is an organic farmer who lives near Grove City, and is running to unseat the veteran GOP Rep. Dean Urdahl.

Speaking to the Star Tribune, Greene said he used the n-word to get people to "unify as a society" and "stop dealing with trivial matters."

"The word ... is part of the American history, regardless of the race. ... It’s part of my history being African-American, white and Cherokee Indian," he told the newspaper.

The former Army National Guardsman is running on a platform of judicial reform, calling for an end to people being wrongly imprisoned "in order for those in power to further their careers."

Get more news by following BMTN on Twitter.

Next Up

Adam Thielen

Vikings place Adam Thielen on COVID-19/reserve list

Thielen is coming off a two-touchdown game against the Cowboys.

MCF Oak Park Heights

COVID-positive inmate at Oak Park Heights prison dies

He becomes the fourth prison inmate to die from the virus.

Screen Shot 2020-11-23 at 1.08.19 PM

2-ton smoker stolen from Twin Cities chef Thomas Boemer

Boemer is the chef behind restaurants including the popular Revival.

Governor Tim Walz

Walz says relief package is coming for Minnesota small businesses

Walz is prepared to call a special session and pass the package immediately.

Governor Tim Walz

Watch live: Gov. Tim Walz COVID-19 press conference Monday

Walz will be introducing a new app that helps Minnesotans track COVID-19 exposures.

Related

MN Secretary of State candidate injured in parade float accident

John Howe and campaign manager Tim Droogsma were injured.

Where do the Minnesota governor candidates stand on healthcare?

It's arguably the most important issue facing voters in November.

Star Tribune endorses neither candidate in Minnesota AG race

The newspaper says Doug Wardlow and Keith Ellison are too partisan for the office.

Where do Minnesota's election candidates stand on gun control?

It's back at the forefront of people's minds after the Pittsburgh atrocity.

Founder's use of 'N-word' leaves Papa John's in turmoil

He used the racist slur in a conference call in May.

A Minnesota House race was decided by just 4 votes

That, and more interesting results from Tuesday's elections.

Democrats takes control of the Minnesota House

It mirrored what happened at the national level.

What can you do if you voted early and your candidate has dropped out?

Three Democratic candidates dropped out following the New Hampshire primary.