(THE BLAZE) For most of his life, the former head of a Miami police union, Javier Ortiz, identified as a white Hispanic man, but at a city commission meeting on Friday, Ortiz told commissioners said that he is now black.
"I'm a black male. Yes, I am," Ortiz said, adding, "and I am not Hispanic. I was born in this country. That's how I feel."
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The hearing was part of a commission meeting studying allegations of racism against black employees of the Miami Police Department.