Racist tweet spurs lawyer's resignation

The Westchester attorney who created controversy with a racist tweet has resigned from a leadership position in the New York City Bar Association.



After Sheriff Chris Moss (R), who is black, lost his race for lieutenant governor, prominent lawyer Andrew Barovick tweeted "In light of election loss, .@SheriffMoss mulling offers to be new spokesmodel for either Cream of Wheat, or Uncle Ben's Rice."



Later, despite calls for him to retract the statement, Barovick tweeted "I meant it."



In his resignation letter, Barovick said he made a mistake trying to make a joke conveying his frustration with the GOP.



White Plains NAACP head Lena Anderson says Barovick's resignation was not enough. She is calling on the state Bar Association to investigate, and possibly strip Barovick of his right to practice law.



The New York City Bar Association would not comment on the topic. Barovick did not return calls for comment.


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