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Gun instructor under fire for ‘racist’ presentation

A gun security instructor has come under fire for telling black college students throughout a category in Las Vegas to “always lick the chicken grease off your fingers before shooting” and to at all times “make sure there is a white person around” to “blame.”

Nephi “Khaliki” Oliva, proprietor of Vegas Conceal Carry Weapons, was instructing a category on the Clark County Library on Sunday when he confirmed slides titled “Firearm Safety for White People” and “Firearm Safety for Black People,” the Review-Journal reported.

One slide featured a stereotyped caricature of a masked black man sporting saggy pants and flashing an obvious gang signal as he holds up a sideways gun.

“Always lick the chicken grease off your fingers before shooting,” the slide says, evoking the racist meals stereotype.

“Always shoot the gun right side up,” “always make sure there’s a white person around so you have someone to blame for everything that goes wrong in your life” and “always aim for small children to ensure you actually hit another gang member,” the opposite eyebrow-raising bullet factors say.

The slide geared toward whites, in the meantime, confirmed a bearded, pot-bellied man sporting a cap whereas holding a beer can in a single hand and a rifle within the different.

One of the pointers it affords is to “always make sure there are no minorities in your backdrop.”

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Nephi “Khaliki” Oliva informed black college students throughout a gun security class in Las Vegas to “always lick the chicken grease off your fingers before shooting.”
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Kelvin Watson, government director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, informed the Review-Journal in an announcement that the “district condemns hate speech in any form” and it will likely be meeting to review its room rental coverage.

“The group in question rented a meeting room from the Library District and it is in no way connected to our organization, beliefs, or views,” he added.

Roxann McCoy, president of the NAACP Las Vegas, informed the paper that the show went “beyond poor taste.”

Nephi “Khaliki” Oliva during his class.
Oliva additionally informed black college students to “make sure there is a white person around” to “blame.”
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Nephi “Khaliki” Oliva during his class.
Oliva put the racist phrases on a slide presentation for the category.
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Nephi “Khaliki” Oliva during his class.
Oliva’s slides featured a stereotyped caricature of a masked black man sporting saggy pants and flashing an obvious gang signal as he holds up a sideways gun.
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“It is, pure and simple, callous racism,” she stated.

After the lesson backfired on him, Oliva insisted that his slides weren’t racist.

“People got equally roasted in my class at the library last Sunday,” Oliva stated in a tweet, including that “I am a minority and I was the one telling those jokes.”

“I am an Afghan American and I come from a Muslim family. For you to use my comedy and my event as fodder for your political nonsense is shameful. That audience was MY audience and it was comprised of a wide mix of races,” he wrote.

The audience reacts to Oliva's class.
Oliva introduced the slides to a various group of scholars.
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“Those of you missing the true context of my humor. I am going somewhere meaningful and you seeing it out of full context is unfortunate,” he said in another tweet.

Several Republican candidates and officeholders had been listed as particular company on the occasion, together with Clark County sheriff hopeful Tom Roberts, congressional candidate Noah Malgeri and North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee.

It was unclear what number of of them attended the category.

Oliva's slides
Oliva insisted that his slides weren’t racist.
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Oliva's slides
Oliva stated “people got equally roasted in my class.”
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Oliva's slides
The slide geared toward whites confirmed a bearded, pot-bellied man sporting a cap whereas holding a beer can in a single hand and a rifle within the different.
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Malgeri reacted to the incident with an announcement on Twitter.

“I am a strong supporter of firearms education and the Second Amendment,” he wrote. “I have never attended one of Nephi’s classes before and have no role in the curriculum, but I don’t believe that Nephi is in any way racist,” he wrote.

“I understand that his presentation included content directed at several different groups represented in the audience but that he mostly directed his humor at himself. The constant ‘moral outrage’ attacks on free speech and comedy in particular have become tedious, and are resoundingly rejected by most regular people, including me,” Malgeri added.

Oliva shows off at the shooting range.
Oliva stated, “to use my comedy and my event as fodder for your political nonsense is shameful.”
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Roberts stated he attended the occasion and gave a speech however was not current when the slide was proven.

“I wouldn’t use or condone the use of material like that,” he informed the Review-Journal.

Lee couldn’t instantly be reached by the newspaper for remark.

Oliva during an interview.
Oliva stated those that discovered his presentation racist had been lacking the context of his humor.
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