NORWALK — A Norwalk Board of Education member is resigning in response to criticism of a Facebook posting that featured obscenity-laced invective against the Rev. Al Sharpton and insults targeted at President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder.
The Hour reports Jack Chiaramonte said Tuesday criticism is distracting the board from its work and he has no choice but to resign.
He said some language on Facebook was inappropriate, but insisted he never attacked any race or ethnic group.
He posted a video of a black female assaulting a white female and questioned why Obama, whom he called an idiot, and Attorney General Eric Holder, whom he called a “dimwit,” did not comment.
Brenda Penn Williams, first vice president of the Norwalk NAACP, called for Chiaramonte’s removal from the Board of Education.
Last year Chiaramonte was accused of racism, but no proof was ever discovered and he remained in his position.
Chiaramonte wrote an editorial in The Hour on the situation.