"What they’re advocating for is damaging to White and Yellow children as well"
The New York Post reports that Asian American protestors are demanding the resignation of Community Education Council 22 (CEC) member Jackie Cody.
Cody came under fire after she referred to Asians as “yellow folk” in a group email thread in September.
The African American had pushed for the elimination of Gifted & Talented programs on a Listserv email thread.
“To be blunt, certain Whites and certain Yellow folks on this listserv continue to focus on a very narrow view and misunderstanding that what they’re advocating for is damaging to White and Yellow children as well!” Cody wrote.
Over 100 CEC members across the city received the email.
Protestors gathered at a Brooklyn parental board meeting Tuesday night calling for Cody’s resignation.
“Asian, not yellow!” was shouted by protestors, who were waving placards.
City Councilman Chaim Deutsch also attended the rally, citing his extended family’ Holocaust experience.
“We will not stand for hateful words for anyone!” Deutsch yelled. “When the Muslim community is attacked in our city, we all stand up for them. When the Jewish community is attacked, we stand up for them. When our black and brown communities are attacked, we all stand up for them. When the Asian community is attacked, we will stand up for them!”
Cody apologised and asked for forgiveness but did not announce plans to resign.