Brentwood school chief steps down cit...

Brentwood school chief steps down citing 'racist' campaign

There are 150 comments on the Newsday story from May 16, 2007, titled Brentwood school chief steps down citing 'racist' campaign. In it, Newsday reports that:

Brentwood Superintendent Michael Cohen resigned Wednesday in protest over what he called a school board election campaign "tinged with racism." Cohen, 57, who is white, accused re-elected board member George ...

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Rangers 4 life

Indio, CA

#1 May 16, 2007
The wrong person stepped down. It should of been Talley. He has been on the board for a few years now with NO PROGRESS, he constantly backstabbed other board members as well as running the dirtiest campaign I have ever witnessed.
oiram ifnab

Washington, DC

#2 May 16, 2007
bye bye mike, don't let the door hit you....
Brentwood

Bronx, NY

#3 May 16, 2007
It's hard to see racism existing on the board considering Brentwood is such a culturally and ethnically diverse district. I would expect this in one of the other towns in LI.
Long Islander for now

Brooklyn, NY

#4 May 16, 2007
Talley is a known backstabber and he should be the one leaving. Brentwood is losing a good and caring superintendent.
jeff

West New York, NJ

#6 May 16, 2007
Yeah this cry baby is really helping the district by stepping down and whining about racism.

Be a man and stay in your job and make a difference. Great example you are setting for the kids in your district. When the going gets tough, just quit and cry foul [or racism, or discrimination]

What a pussy.
Brentwood Resigns

AOL

#8 May 16, 2007
News 12 aired a woman who said " 9 children to a home, why am I paying more for those homes? I don't benefit from it." I like her way of thinking.
Suffolk Community along Wicks Road looks like a parking lot, drive past right now, what addresses are those same exact cars parked every night registered to? Across the street or South Carolina, yet they park there. Why? Its like that all over Brentwood. Lawns have cars with no plates, parked on lawns, out of state registrations, yet somehow, someway, they pay the same tax I do with 9+kids living there. They rent and overcrowd the houses, putting massive strains on single (legit) single family homes. How about an address match to the registered kids in the schools then slam the home owners for the difference. EVERY SINGLE YEAR FOR 4 years living here, I somehow wind up with kids free meal papers and I know those kids aren't mine.
what

Yonkers, NY

#9 May 16, 2007
Cohen ,let me guess he will sue next.
sick of sneaky bigots

AOL

#10 May 16, 2007
what wrote:
Cohen ,let me guess he will sue next.
why dont you say what you really want to say, you anti semite
Living in the REAL World

Brooklyn, NY

#11 May 16, 2007
NEXT!!!!!?????
darker

Yonkers, NY

#12 May 16, 2007
Long Island = another name for racism, bigotry, corruption, gov't employees' nepotism, handouts to corporate welfare queens, shoveling taxpayers' money on school and government contracts waste. What a waste. And taxpayers are too lazy to fight for lower taxes.
PBandJ

United States

#15 May 17, 2007
We have known George Talley for a number of years. He is neither racist nor backstabbing. He has devoted many volunteer hours not only to Brentwood Schools but to an assortment of charitable endeavors. He is an asset to Brentwood and Long Island. It is no surprise that the voters have placed their trust in him.
It is sad but telling that Mr. Cohen not only refuses to work with the school board chosen by the voters but announced his resignation with spurious attacks in the media rather than to the school board.
Our best wishes and prayers to the students of Brentwood.
Knocked of the Pedestal

Medford, NY

#16 May 17, 2007
Cohen lost his edge years ago. However, don't worry he got his golden parachute when he left Amityville. He'll enjoy his retirement in Palm Beach .(?)
Go Forward

Mount Vernon, NY

#17 May 17, 2007
Maybe he wants the job in Roosevelt.
Grow A Thicker Skin

Tenafly, NJ

#18 May 17, 2007
sick of sneaky bigots wrote:
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why dont you say what you really want to say, you anti semite
You have invoked a variation of Godwin's Law and, therefore, have effectively ruined this thread. Using the term "anti-semite" in an attempt to stop someone from expressing his views is bogus.
Speed Kills

New Hyde Park, NY

#19 May 17, 2007
Code words are cool.
Brentwood Native

Brooklyn, NY

#20 May 17, 2007
George Talley is not a racist. Mr. Cohen fully backed the folks that ran against Mr. Talley and Mrs Pace. He knew that as soon as the election was over he was finished.
What a complete phony
George doesn't see black, white,brown, yellow or any other color he only sees green Brentwood green. That's the only color that matters to him and what is best for the students of Brentwood.
Mr. Cohen don't let the door hit you on the way out, you are a racist in the worst way.
Go try and race bait somewhere else.

Since: Feb 07

Brentwood, NY

#21 May 17, 2007
I'm confused, who is this guy Talley supposedly racist against? What race does "outsider" refer to?
B Real

Bronx, NY

#26 May 17, 2007
If you want to make a difference you step down? Thats not a bold move but a cowardly one. Brentwood has become a cesspool for minorities taking advantage of the welfare system and breaking housing code laws every day. Families move their illegal immigrant relatives in, some house have more than 20 people living in them. It ruins the town. I say call the town on them. It is illegal to rent out rooms and floors without permits. It makes the neighborhood look like a ghetto and is unsanitary.
Your a hypocrite

Queens Village, NY

#27 May 17, 2007
darker wrote:
Long Island = another name for racism, bigotry, corruption, gov't employees' nepotism, handouts to corporate welfare queens, shoveling taxpayers' money on school and government contracts waste. What a waste. And taxpayers are too lazy to fight for lower taxes.
This comment is coming from a school district that is 99.999% white. And the .0001 that isn't white is some kid from India that speaks english.
Steve

Bronx, NY

#28 May 17, 2007
Carter Burke wrote:
I'm confused, who is this guy Talley supposedly racist against? What race does "outsider" refer to?
And since when is the term "illegals" racist?

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