And like clockwork, Frank Borzellieri, the controversial principal of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in the Bronx has been given the boot.
As we posted yesterday with help from our friends at theGrio, a lot of folks were up in arms about the fact that Borzellieri had been principal of Our Lady for two years without parents being aware of the fact that he held white supremacist views. When parents found out, many lashed out at the school, calling for him to be removed. Now it looks like he will indeed be asked to make a b-line for the door.
Borzellieri’s past writings and work that deemed a rise in black and Hispanic populations as the “New Dark Age,” (note, Our Lady is a school of black and Latino students) as well as his recent affiliation with white racialist magazine American Renaissance have come back to bite him in the behind. Joseph Zwilling, spokesman for the New York Archdiocese said in a statement yesterday that Borzellieri’s beliefs “were found to be incompatible with the philosophy and practices of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, and with Catholic schools throughout the archdiocese.” Borzellieri was hired in 2009. In an interview with CNN affiliate WCBS, his sister Maria claims that the writings he produced were done a long time ago, and that they didn’t impact his work for the school:
“He wrote these books a long time ago. I don’t know who’d drag them up. It has nothing to do with the type of principal he is today.”
Yet the last book Borzellieri wrote in reference to race, called “The Unspoken Truth: Race, Culture and Other Taboos,” was written in 2009. When he was hired. WOMP. Can’t really say I’m excited to see anyone get fired in this economy, but homeboy shouldn’t have been hired in the first place. A big BOO goes to him and the pastor who knew about his past but sweeped it under the rug cause he thought Borzellieri’s beliefs were “logical and reasonable.” While he could have possibly kept his opinions to himself as principal and done good work, I can’t help but think his decisions whether in the past or in the future, would be based off of his anti-minority and anti-homosexual beliefs. And I don’t really understand why he would want to work for a group of people he can’t stand…sinister much? Oh by the way, if you read about his axing on most “mainstream” news outlets, be prepared to ignore the comment sections. The anti-black “everything-he-said-about-the-black-race-is-true-cause-we-said-so” haters are rolling in…