A Chicago school board member, Michael Iniquez–from Morton High School District 201 school board in Berwyn, Ill has found himself in the midst of a racially charged controversy. The board member put “IT’S FRIDAY N*GGAS” on his Facebook page with the photo of a nearly nude black child dancing. Yeah, we all know how exciting Fridays can be with all kinds of “TGIF” posts going around all the social networks, but Iniquez took his excitement a little too far…left field.
Iniquez wasn’t trying to take the blame for the message, claiming his 15-year-old son posted the message/photo. He did, however take the blame for other questionable messages on his Facebook page–calling the Chicago White Sox field a “ghetto.”The messages have since been deleted from Iniquez’s Facebook.
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“Certainly, if these allegations are true, he has no place on this school board,” Robert Pauly, president of the parent group Berwyn CARES, told The Chicago Sun-Times. I’m pretty certain these allegations are true and Iniquez needs to suffer the consequences. You can’t just say whatever it is you want to say when you’re a school board member, especially blatantly racist statements. And to blame your own son? Iniquez has reached an ultimate low.
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