Four top executives at the New York City Department of Education who have been demoted or stripped of their duties plan to sue the city on discrimination claims.
The veteran administrators, who are all white women, argue that they were replaced with less qualified people of color. They are being represented by attorney Davida Perry from the law firm Schwartz Perry & Heller; Perry declined to comment on the case until the suit is filed, which she said would happen “hopefully next week.”
According to the New York Post, a source claimed Chancellor Richard Carranza’s sweeping reorganization has created “an environment which is hostile toward whites.” The source accused Carranza and DOE leadership of putting an emphasis on skin color over qualifications. “There’s a toxic whiteness concept going on,” the source told the Post.
“We’re going to defend it vigorously. There’s nothing there,” Carranza told WLNY-TV….
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