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Democrats call for Legislator Ellen Birnbaum’s resignation after racially insensitive New Cassel comment

The junior lawmaker allegedly made racist comments about

The junior lawmaker allegedly made racist comments about African-Americans and the neighborhood surrounding the Yes We Can Community Center in New Cassel. Birnbaum allegedly said, "This is a bad neighborhood because African-Americans live there. Very few people would want to go there." (May 19, 2014 5:37 PM)

Nassau County Democrats rallied outside Monday’s Legislative meeting to demand the resignation of Democratic Legislator Ellen Birnbaum.

The junior lawmaker allegedly made racially insensitive comments about African-Americans and the neighborhood surrounding the Yes We Can Community Center in New Cassel. Birnbaum allegedly said, "This is a bad neighborhood because African-Americans live there....

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