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Suburban School Board Member Under Fire For Racist Facebook Post

By Samantha Abernethy in News on Apr 20, 2012 10:00PM

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Parents in Berwyn and Cicero are angry a member of the schoolboard made a racist comment on his Facebook page, and now some are calling for his resignation. Michael Iniquez is on the board for Morton High School District 201 and is an employee of the Town of Cicero.

He says his 15-year-old son wrote the post, but also admitted "getting drunk at a Cubs game and comparing the White Sox ballpark to a ghetto."

The Sun-Times writes:

The Sun-Times reported Wednesday that on Iniquez’s Facebook wall was the post, “IT’S FRIDAY NI--A’S,” next to a picture of a nearly naked black child dancing. The whole word — a version of the n-word — was spelled out on the wall of Iniquez’s Facebook page. His entire Facebook page appears to have since been removed.

“Certainly, if these allegations are true, he has no place on this school board,” Berwyn CARES President Robert Pauly said.

The Town of Cicero is conducting an internal investigation of Iniquez, and the group says it is awaiting results from that before asking for his resignation. Cicero Town President Larry Dominick has condemned Iniquez's post, and Berwyn Alderman Marge Paul openly called for his resignation.