Politicians call for Assemblyman Hikind's resignation over blackface costume

Assemblyman Dov Hikind caused controversy after a photo from a Purim party showed him in blackface.

Assemblyman Dov Hikind caused controversy after a photo from a Purim party showed him in blackface. (2/26/13)

BROOKLYN - Politicians are calling for Assemblyman Dov Hikind's resignation after a photo surfaced of him wearing blackface at a Purim party over the weekend.

"Your egregious behavior is shameful, degrading, unacceptable and unworthy of a leadership position," said state Assemblywoman Inez Barron, who joined others at City Hall this afternoon, asking for Hikind's resignation.

Hikind has issued an apology for the controversial costume.

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