(CNN)New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is calling on a Jersey City school board member to resign after she posted a comment on Facebook calling Jewish people "brutes" and accusing them of threatening, intimidating and harassing black homeowners.
Jersey City official called on to resign after post on Facebook calls Jewish people 'brutes'
Joan Terrell-Paige's now-deleted comment from Sunday referenced the December 10 shooting at a kosher market in the historically black Greenville community. Two shooters killed a police officer and later stormed the market, killing three people, authorities said.
Authorities have said the attack was domestic terrorism "fueled by both anti-Semitism and anti-law enforcement beliefs."
Terrell-Paige, who is black, said black residents have been ignored and underserved in the rapidly gentrifying city. She said Jewish people "waved bags of money" in order to buy property.
A screen shot of the post was posted on Twitter. It drew condemnation from Murphy and the city's mayor. The board of education president said Wednesday he plans to call for Terrell-Paige's resignation at a board meeting Thursday.
"We will not let anti-Semitism and hate go unchallenged in our communities," Murphy said on Twitter. "In light of Ms. Terrell-Paige's comments, I urge her to immediately resign from the Jersey City Board of Education."
Mayor Steven Fulop said he was "saddened by the ignorance her comments demonstrate."
Terrell-Paige did not respond to multiple emails and phone calls from CNN seeking a comment.
She did speak with Politico, which said she refused to apologize. Asked whether she regretted her comments, Terrell-Paige said, "No, I don't."
In the post, Terrell-Paige said she is "speaking as a private citizen" and not as an elected member board member. "[T]hese beliefs are mine and mine alone," she wrote.
The board member's post mentions the two shooters, Francine Graham, 50, and David Anderson, 47, who were killed by police in a gun battle.