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Civil rights groups want meeting with Flake over son’s tweets

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Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013 6:35 pm | Updated: 6:56 pm, Tue Jun 18, 2013.

Arizona civil rights activists say they want a face-to-face meeting with U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake to discuss his teenage son’s derogatory tweets.

Flake, from Mesa, already has issued a statement apologizing for his 15-year-old son’s racist and homophobic comments made online.

But black community leaders say they want to meet with Flake in person to discuss the incident and his relationship with his black constituents.

The community leaders include Rev. Oscar Tillman, president of the Maricopa County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

KPHO-TV says the leaders sent a letter to Flake on Thursday to his Washington, D.C., office as well as by email.

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