Once upon a time having a female principal would have been celebrated as a win for inclusion and diversity, but times have changed. White women are no longer a priority when it comes to diversity (to say the least), since they still have the “privilege” of being White. Perhaps if we were talking about a White “trans woman” then it would be a different story, and firing “it” from any job would be a hate crime in and of itself.
This story comes to us from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where 39 year old Shannon Blick served as principal of Lawton Elementary School for five years, until she was given the boot so that the school could be more “diverse” by having a Black principal. At least this is what Blick’s lawsuit alleges. Her lawyer, William Tishkoff (who likely has jewish privilege), says Blick had a “spotless and pristine employment record” before she was put on administrative leave in April. She was handed a letter from the executive director of human resources and employee relations for the district that stated:
You are being placed on an administrative paid leave of absence effective immediately. … In the meantime, you are directed not to contact any students, parents, or staff regarding this matter.”
Blick is not allowed to enter the school, which three of her children attend. She was told by another principal that a custodian at Lawton had stolen $25,000 over a 4 year period and for some reason Blick was being held personally responsible, and that she should resign before the end of the school year.
Blick thinks that she was forced out because the school district wanted to see more Black people in positions of power, and she stood in the way of their ideal “diverse” environment. According to this article form Detroit Free Press, Ann Arbor schools are already disproportionately led by Black administrators:
While many school districts in Michigan have struggled to diversify their staffing ranks, demographic data the district submitted to the Michigan Center for Educational Performance Information shows that in 2016, Ann Arbor schools had 75 administrators, 24 of them black. That makes 32% of the administrators African American in a district in which the black student population is 14%. The district touts its diversity, noting on its website: “In the Ann Arbor Public Schools we respect diversity, celebrate and benefit from a rich, diverse learning and work environment, and understand that diversity strengthens the organization.”
“White people have rights,” said Blick’s lawyer. “So yeah, this is a reverse (discrimination) case. Right now, it’s very timely in terms of what’s happening in our country.” Indeed this is what is happening in America, and also the rest of the White world, where “affirmative action” and “diversity quotas” amount to state-sponsored discrimination against White people based solely on their racial background.
The lawsuit states that this anti-White policy is consistent with the district’s and the board of education’s “notoriety for inhibiting and stepping on the civil rights of Caucasian and non-minority administrators when African American and minority administrators covet Caucasian and non-minority administrators’ legitimately earned and obtained positions, seniority, pay, jobs or duties.”
It is alleged that White administrators in the district are subjected to hostility in the workplace and even if they are not fired so as to install Black administrators, they are denied advancement in favor of “minorities.” Tishkoff said that after filing the lawsuit, “I’ve had a lot of people come up to me and say, ‘It’s about time.'”
Parents were preparing to defend Blick at a school board meeting, but Blick was allegedly told by Dawn Linden, executive director of elementary education for the district, to convince the parents to remain silent. Blick herself has been banned from attending any school events.
Ms. Blick has also been prohibited, under threat of discharge, from attending: public school board meetings; teacher training; committee meetings, which she would normally attend; meetings with parents of Lawton students; special events involving Lawton students; and multiple other events and doings.”
This is not an isolated incident. Anti-White discrimination is occurring at all levels of our society and has thus far gone largely uncontested for fear of being labeled a “racist,” but this needs to change.