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Peterson resigns from Anne Arundel school board ethics panel
Peterson resigns from Anne Arundel school board ethics panel

Former Anne Arundel County school board member Eugene Peterson formally resigned Tuesday from the school system's ethics panel, less than a week after the board requested he step down for comments made at June meeting where he referred to interim superintendent Mamie Perkins as "Aunt Jemima." Peterson, who is African-American, said he sent a resignation letter Tuesday to school board president Stacy Korbelak, one of six board members that approved a resolution censuring Peterson for his comments. The censure stems from a June 4 meeting in which Perkins, who is African-American, announced plans to reorganize the system's Office of Equity and Human Relations, an...

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