Watch CBS News

Brooklyn School Board Requests Member Be Suspended After Using Racial Slur Against Asians In School Forum

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Brooklyn school board member is set to face suspension over racially insensitive remarks directed at the Asian community.

Community Education Council 22 President Jessica Byrne says the council approved a resolution to ask the schools chancellor to suspend school board member Jackie Cody for the next two months.

Jackie Cody
Jackie Cody (Credit: Lina Chen)

Cody has faced criticism for referring to Asian-Americans as "yellow folks" and "yellow children" in an online forum in September.

FLASHBACK: Brooklyn School Board Member Sparks Outrage, Community Demands She Resign After Using Racial Slur Against Asians

The council also voted on a second resolution demanding Cody stop using a personal email account for school board related communication.

A third measure calling on her to resign did not pass.

Parents and local lawmakers have continued to rally against Cody keeping her position since the September comments came to light.

EMERGENCY COMPONENT - LOCAL

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.