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The Ghost Inside’s Jim Riley Has Released A Statement Following Allegations He Used A Racial Slur

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Rock Sound 6 June 2020 at 12.53

"I'm sorry. I know that's not enough. I'm going to keep doing the work"



The Ghost Inside's Jim Riley has released a statement following online allegations that he used a racial slur towards a bus driver.

In response to the below tweet from Bracewar's Rashod Jackson, which details an event from 2015...


...Jim posted the below statement in a series of tweets.

"Rashod called me out in 2015. I called him, he put the screws to me. I deserved it, and I apologized to him. He told me that wasn't good enough and he was right.

Its shameful and fucking embarrassing. I present myself as someone who gives a shit about progressive movements and ideas, and I was not living up to that.

Because of that conversation I had to take a big fucking look in the mirror and recognize a lot of bullshit that I was selling myself.

I made too many excuses for being brought up without exposure to the black experience, and I should have been better.

I make a conscious effort to purge stuff about myself that still sucks when I find it, and to be mindful that I'm just a passenger on someone else's ship in any movement related to black lives.

I'm sorry. I know that's not enough. I'm going to keep doing the work. That might still not be enough. I'm going to do it anyway."

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