Scott Pittman resigned from the US Naval Academy Alumni Association after he accidentally streamed the conversation with his wife Nancy, according to a statement from the Alumni Association and the family spokesperson.
Pittman is heard using the word N and complains about not being able to speak his mind, saying, “White whites can’t say anything. This is the point that Nancy raises here.”
I heard his wife in the recording talking about “F ****** from Asians from China who love stealing all of our intellectual property.”
Bethmann’s Facebook page has since been removed.
“We are very sorry.”
In a statement from the family spokesperson, Bethan said it was not appropriate at all “to use degrading terms when speaking about our colleague.”
He said: “There are no words that can adequately express the extent of defamation of my wife and I apologize for the insensitive things that we said that were taken on social media.”
“I know that apologizing for us seems hollow on many ears in our society, especially in the current environment. We intend to use this experience as an opportunity for growth, listening, learning and thinking.
“We deeply regret the impact of our actions on the Naval Academy, my fellow soldiers and women, our former colleagues, friends, family, and society as a whole. We are committed to educating ourselves more about racial inequality in this country and to be the best people.”
Honor, Courage and Commitment
The Jacksonville branch of the Naval Academy Alumni Association said that Pittman had resigned from the council, which held an emergency meeting on Saturday to discuss moving forward.
She said that discrimination has not been tolerated in the values of “honor, courage and commitment”.
The newspaper said that Pittman was the treasurer of the National Guard and Trustee.
He continued: “As a graduate organization, we strive to be a source of inspiration for all young people who want to become future officers of the Navy and Navy. We will continue to respect this inspiring role. We are all in this together. We must face today’s challenges and all future challenges … Together.
CNN made attempts to speak to Bethmann and contacted the Naval Academy Alumni Association.