In another sign that one’s words can effect their future the Buffalo School Board of Education asked that Carl Paladino, a board member who ran unsuccessfully for New York governor in 2010, step down from his seat on the board. The resolution threatens proceedings to remove the outspoken conservative if he does not do so.
Per Reuters:”Paladino was elected in 2013 to the school board, which oversees a district with 34,000 students in the second-largest city in New York state.
During Thursday’s meeting, which was broadcast online, some board members accused Paladino of acting like a bully and making remarks they would not tolerate from students.
“This level of hatred for African-Americans cannot and should not set policy for the education of African-American children,” board member Paulette Woods said.
More than 70 percent of the district is non-white, according to the resolution.
Members of the audience stood up and cheered when the resolution was approved” (2016.) So, what did he say to have this reaction?
Again per Reuters:
“Paladino created a firestorm last week when he sent an email to a weekly newspaper saying he hoped “Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Her(e)ford.
Regarding Michelle Obama, Paladino said: “I’d like her to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla.
His comments were published in the holiday edition of Artvoice, which had surveyed Buffalo residents about what they would like to happen in 2017 and what they would like to see go away” (2016.)