Papa John's Pizza's Chairman John Schnatter resigned as chairman of the board, the company said Wednesday. Earlier in the day, he acknowledged using a racial slur during a May conference call and apologized Wednesday following a media report that also said the pizza chain founder had graphically described violence against minorities."News reports attributing the use of inappropriate and hurtful language to me during a media-training session regarding race are true," Schnatter said in a statement released Wednesday by the company. "Regardless of the context, I apologize. Simply stated, racism has no place in our society," Schnatter's statement said. The media-training company working with Papa John's opted to end its business relationship with the...
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Papa John's founder resigns as chairman of the board