Parents and Teachers Hold Protest Against NYC Principal for Targeting Black Teachers; Calling Them “Gorillas”
Last month we told you about a NYC principal under fire for targeting and forcing out the only black teacher’s at Pan American International High School.
The outrage has only increased since then. Principal Minerva Zanca is also accused of calling them “gorillas,” and making derogatory comments about their “big lips” and “nappy hair.”
Parents and teachers recently held protests outside of the NYC Dept of Education, calling for her ouster.
Parents and teachers protested outside the New York City Department of Education on Monday, demanding authorities immediately investigate the situation, CBS New York reports. In addition, a Change.org petition calling for the termination of the principal has garnered more than 1,000 signatures.
“We’re the only African-American teachers, and all three of us have left – which means there is no African-American teachers at the school when over half the population of the students look like us,” Lisa-Erika James, the teacher who quit, told CBS New York.
“We really just want them to hold the principal accountable for her actions,” John Flanagan, who was fired, told DNAinfo.
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