I’m writing the attached letter (below) to the school district and sharing it publicly to express my disappointment and concerns over what appears to be the continuation of such immoral and racist patterns and practices toward Black Males in this and other systems.
Set against the backdrop of some of the most powerful images and examples of violence against the black community and African-American males in particular, this is the time to converse frankly about what you are going to do about the near complete lack of African-American male leadership within the school district and acknowledge what I believe is the continued focus on removing and demoting those that remain.
Under Dr. Larry Nyland, African American staff members were encouraged by his willingness to meet with African-American male leadership, both within the school district administration and within the district at-large.
So when an unfounded accusation of sexual harassment against an African-American man by a white woman was lodged, the school district just buckled and paid $500,000 to make the situation go away?
At the same time, when that same African-American man asked for justice, the school district has to pay and waste thousands of dollars in legal defense to defend its position?