HCDO Black Caucus: We don’t condone hate, but Jersey City BOE trustee’s remarks raise awareness


The Hudson County Democratic Organization’s Black Caucus said that while they don’t condone hate or agree with Jersey City Board of Education Trustee Joan Terrell-Paige’s controversial deleted Facebook post, it helps raise awareness for deeper issues that must be addressed.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The Hudson County Democratic Black Caucus does not condone hatred towards any group. The actions taken by the two individuals on December 10, 2019 were not reflective of our community,” state Senator Sandra Cunningham, Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (both D-31), Freeholder Jerry Walker (D-3), and Council members Joyce Watterman, Denise Ridley, and Jermaine Robinson said in a joint statement.

“While we do not agree with the delivery of the statement made by Ms. Terrell-Paige, we believe that her statement has heightened awareness around issues that must be addressed and should be a topic of a larger conversation by two communities that have already and must always continue to coexist harmoniously.”

The group is the first to come out and show any support towards Terrell-Paige, who has come under fire for a deleted Facebook comment that referred to members of Greenville’s Jewish community as “brutes” for the way they were acquiring property in the area.

Thus far, Gov. Phil Murphy (D), Mayor Steven Fulop, Jersey City Education Association President Ron Greco, Ward E Councilman James Solomon, New Jersey State Democratic Committee Chair John Currie, BOE Trustee Mussab Ali, and Assemblymen Nick Chiaravalloti (D-31), Raj Mukherji (D-33), and Gary Schaer (D-36) have called for her resignation.

Tomorrow, the Jersey City BOE is expected to vote on a non-binding resolution to censure and request the resignation of Terrell-Paige.

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  1. Dear Lord the GUNSHOT wounds haven’t even been healed and bodies still being buried and this group is making it about race?
    Sorry but before the Orthodox moved to Greenville is was a dirty SH#THOLE

  2. “Where was all this faith and hope when Black homeowners were threatened, intimidated, and harassed by I WANT TO BUY YOUR HOUSE brutes of the jewish community?” Huh? Brutes? Want to buy your house? Like the Black caucus doesn’t know about black brutes and thugs.Hey, if you were threatened, harassed or intimidated call the cops. Oh don’t you believe in law enforcement do you? Think the Jews will bring down (or up) property values? Do what the Jews do when Blacks move in to the neighborhood, sell

  3. I doubt fake name “Bruce Friedman” is a Jew, because we “don’t sell” when “blacks move into the neighborhood.” What a bigoted, ignorant thing to say.

  4. Two black people commit a hate murder and I think, “They were two crazy loners.”

    A black BOE official defends the murderers in an antisemitic rant, and I think, “There’s a streak of antisemitism in the black community.”

    When the entire Democratic Black Caucus comes out with a claim that the antisemite who supports Jew-murdering has “raised important points”, I am forced to conclude that bigotry, Jew-hating and deep stupidity are the norm among black leaders in Hudson County and among those who elected them.

    Congratulations, Democratic Black Caucus. You are teaching us all what to expect from you.

  5. “While we do not agree with the delivery of the statement made by Ms. Terrell-Paige, we believe that her statement has heightened awareness…”

    They all need to resign immediately.

    But they won’t, of course. The media will bury this because it can’t be blamed on Trump supporters.