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Official refuses to call Black woman ‘Doctor’ despite repeated appeals

A city council in the US has fired a white official after he refused to call a Black woman “doctor” even after she corrected him several times.

On Tuesday, the Greensboro City Council decided to let go of Zoning Commission member Tony Collins after he was accused of being “disrespectful” toward the Black resident, Dr Carrie Rosario.

The meeting, which was televised live, saw some heated exchanges between Collins and Dr Rosario after he refused to use her honorific when addressing her.

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