Atlanta Progressive News is reporting that during a Nov. 2012 Finance/Executive Committee Meeting of the Atlanta City Council, Councilman Aaron Watson accused Councilwoman Yolanda Adrean of racism because she asked a city staffer to produce a “white paper.”

A “white paper” is a type of report that provides information about a particular topic.

Watson took offense to the use of the term, APN reported.

“When Watson made the comments, word got out to many Buckhead residents who became very upset at his accusations regarding Adrean,” the APN story says.

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