Modified: December 23, 2016 1:56pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz today called on Buffalo School Board Member Carl Paladino to resign effective immediately following the revelation of comments made by Paladino and published in this week’s edition of 'Artvoice.'
“While the First Amendment of our Constitution protects the right of free speech, no matter how deplorable it may be, there can be no room in our civil discourse for such hate and anger,” Poloncarz said. “These comments harken back to the darkest days of racism in our nation’s history. Anyone who has these beliefs is unfit to hold public office and especially unfit to oversee the education of children. In order to focus on the educational needs of the children of the City of Buffalo, and not on the outlandish behavior of a Buffalo School Board member, I hereby call on Mr. Paladino to immediately resign his position as a member of the School Board.”