A forum for City Council candidates Wednesday erupted in cries of racism when a South Asian contender left off the all-white slate showed up anyway and demanded to speak, before a cop escorted him out.
City Council candidate Dalip Nath crashes forum with racism charges
Democrat Dilip Nath and several of his supporters screamed at Briarwood Civic Association President Seymour Schwartz, who told them Nath was excluded from the forum because he "used the race card more than once" in a 2005 Council run.
"I am the fourth candidate!" shouted Nath, a Bangladeshi immigrant and a health care administrator at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
Nath backers blasted Schwartz for unilaterally deciding to keep their man off the panel, even though Nath has declared his candidacy with the city Campaign Finance Board while historian Jeff Gottlieb, who hasn't declared, was on the panel.
Hmmm. Maybe Schwartz was afraid Nath would want to bring up the Bowne House. More on this soon.