By Chris Perez, nypost.com
A Miami judge who grew up in the Big Apple has come under fire for using the word “moolie” to describe a black defendant.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Stephen Millan is facing a 30-day suspension and $5,000 fine for his comments, which were made in October 2016 while speaking with the defendant’s lawyer in chambers about scheduling.
The 52-year-old admitted to using the offensive term and apologized — claiming it was something he said “intermittently as a ‘youngster’ growing up in New York.”
The word is a shortened version of “mulignan” — which is a Sicilian slur that literally translates as “eggplant,” according to court officials.
It’s used to describe black people or anyone who has a dark complexion.
Read more at https://nypost.com/2018/05/21/judge-uses-racial-slur-to-describe-defendant-blames-new-york-upbringing/