@ Parents are upset after allegations of racism against elite schools for all breaker girls on Instagram via BlackBerry account.
The bill is titled, “For all black people, past and present, that the Brearley School has never published. This is our story. “The Upper East Side Bearley Private School has about 70,000 students and is considered one of the most prestigious schools in the city, with more than $ 35,000 in tuition and financial aid.
The bill includes posting, “A white student once told me that my skin is so dark because I didn’t clean myself.” Another wrote: “In fifth grade, when we were talking about slavery, a white girl asked why slaves didn’t just run away because Africans could run away so quickly.” Another post said, “When I was in seventh grade, a white student called me and another black monkey called me.” Also, a post from the parents of an elementary school girl named Mehitabel reads: “My daughter came out of the caste debate towards Brewery and was ashamed to see her black.”
Other publications claim that Stephanie J. Hall, Ph.D. “The first and only black school” breaker was “forced … to resign.” It is not clear if Hal was forced to leave, but he abruptly resigned in 2011. It is not clear who published the stories, the stories are anonymous.
The account has only 42 posts, including nearly 2,000 followers, including Molly Jung-Fast and Genevieve Angelson, Elizabeth Angel, director of Plus Town and Country Digital, and Justin Goodman of Stylecaster.
One parent told us, “This is happening in all elite Manhattan schools. These are not alumni, but there are concerns about the lack of diversity between the administration and the teaching staff.”
School principal Jane Foley Fried says: “We read attentively and listen to all comments from our community. We highly respect and appreciate the courage and sincerity of our black alumni and those who have shared their experiences. The racist behavior they describe is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated in any part of our community. We are deeply sorry for the pain they suffered at the break. We are already engaged in conversations with the community about what we will do separately earlier this summer.
“After the burning death of George Floyd and the subsequent call for justice around the world, we met in the classrooms of V-XII and elementary schools. We called in colleges and staff to discuss racism. We have also met with the parents of the students to hear their problems and we are planning the next meeting with them. We have distributed care for students and staff and a link to the block on the breaker site. We contacted them to talk directly to the creators of the Instagram account.
“We are committed to working with the whole community to create an anti-apartheid environment.”