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NY Educator Claims She Was Fired After Sharing Holocaust Story and Refusing Black Power Salute

NY Educator Claims She Was Fired After Sharing Holocaust Story and Refusing Black Power Salute

“The agenda of Chancellor Carranza and his senior leadership team was euphemistically touted as an ‘equity platform’ but in reality, it was a platform used to create gender, age, racial and ethnic divisions in the NYC School system”

She is now suing over this. Can you imagine something like this happening even five years ago? It’s madness.

The New York Post reports:

Bronx educator claims she was fired after sharing Holocaust story, refusing ‘Wakanda’ salute

A veteran Bronx superintendent once praised by Chancellor Richard Carranza for her successes in the classroom claims her career was derailed by his “equity” agenda — forcing her to take a demotion in a desperate bid to preserve her pension, according to a $150 million lawsuit.

Karen Ames, a 30-year Department of Education employee, says she was targeted by Carranza’s “Disrupt and Dismantle” campaign to oust or marginalize longtime employees because she is over 40, and Jewish.

“The agenda of Chancellor Carranza and his senior leadership team was euphemistically touted as an ‘equity platform’ but in reality, it was a platform used to create gender, age, racial and ethnic divisions in the NYC School system,” she contends in her Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit filed Friday.

Ames was grilled about her “ethnic background,” chastised by a colleague at a training session when she shared her grandparents’ experience during the Holocaust in Poland, and “admonished” when she declined requests at superintendents meetings to take part in the comic book movie-inspired “Wakanda Forever” salute to “black power,” she charges in the legal filing.

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OMG, there’s a Wakandan salute?

If we’re going to be reaching into fictional sources to signal our racial pride, hold on while I locate my Clark Kent longjohns.

Way back in the long ago, there was a months long NYC teachers strike in 1968 because white Jewish teachers were fired for reasons of race.

I was a little kid in school then and didn’t understand what the strike was about. I do recall that at first there were classes in the hallways, students were forbidden to enter the classroom. We huddled on the floor in our coats being scolded by temps. Reminded me of those odd sessions where we were told to huddle under our coats in the auditorium to practice for nuclear fallout.

    ahad haamoratsim in reply to jolanthe. | February 22, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    Oceanside-Brownsville? Even back then, Albert Shanker was vilified for resisting the Black Power demands to oust Jewish teachers.

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