Buffalo School Board Wants Carl Paladino Out After Racist CommentsBy Jane Reed, UniversityHerald Reporter
The Obamas are no strangers to criticisms and insults. Regardless, the Buffalo School Board will have none of that in their organization.
Carl Paladino, who is a known Donald Trump supporter, recently dished out offensive remarks about the Obama family. His exact words were that he wished the current United States President Barack Obama would die of mad cow disease. First Lady Michelle Obama was not spared either. He said he wanted her to go back to being a man and return to Zimbabwe.
Because of his remarks, protesters from around the country wanted him to resign his post, as reported by NBC News. It also looks like the Buffalo School Board is leaning towards the same decision. Their decision was met by resounding agreements from the rest of the board members.
District president Barbara Nevergold said that Carl Paladino was not able to fulfill his duties positively. She said he failed the students, especially the minorities, by reducing their role models to "depraved individuals."
Nevergold stressed that any words uttered truly mattered. She cites a record of negative behavior that violates his oath and position as a representative of the board of education. The behavioral pattern of Paladino will no longer be ignored.
Because of this, Paladino somewhat apologized. He explained that his response was not for the public's eyes. He stressed that his statement was meant for friends, as reported by The Buffalo News. He went on to say that he had no intention of causing pain to the minority community. But he insisted that he has no intention of resigning from the school board.
Carl Paladino served as the New York co-chair of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
This is not the first time the Obamas were insulted. First Lady Michelle Obama was called "monkey face" by Michelle Herren. Her remarks caused her her job at the University of Colorado and the Denver Health Medical Center.
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