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Officials: Honduras' new Chancellor, Enrique Ortez Colindres, must apologize for slur

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By Robert "Rob" Redding Jr.

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ATLANTA, July 6, 2009, 12 a.m. - Two officials yesterday said the new Honduran chancellor needs to apologize for calling President Obama a racial slur.

Gilberto Amaya, who is the Washington, D.C. representative for the Central American Black Organization, said that Honduras' new Chancellor, Enrique Ortez Colindres, must apologize for describing Obama as "a little black man who knows nothing."

Colindres called Obama a "negrito," which is similar to the English version of the N-word.

"It is an outrage," Amaya said in an interview on Redding News Review's Sunday night radio show. "That's a very racist term...It is used to call an adult black person a boy."

Attorney Roy Miller, who is responsible for eradicating the N-word from the Funk & Wagnalls Dictionary, agreed.

"It is irresponsible for a leader to refer to one of the most powerful, if not the most powerful man in the world, as what appears to be the equivalent to the N-word," Miller told Redding News Review. "Such disrespect can not be tolerated and we as a country can not tolerate it."

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Colindres used the slur to lash out at Obama, who has been critical of the military coup in that country a week ago.

Obama was not immediately available for comment.

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