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Wisconsin school district releases tape of Black superintendent’s comments that led to resignation

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The Green Bay school district on Wednesday released the recording of its first Black superintendent’s appearance on an Atlanta radio show in which he made blunt comments about race relations, criticized the community and derided one of the district’s principals.


Claude Tiller Jr. resigned on Saturday after a closed-door meeting with school board members.


On the recording, he is caught during a break from speaking on air during a WAOK-AM radio interview on Feb. 6 referring to a female principal as a “wicked witch” and using a disparaging slang word to describe her. Tiller was in Atlanta on a teacher recruiting trip.


During one of the breaks, the show’s host refers to Green Bay as “about as lily white as I have ever seen.”