SF Board President Fired over Anti-Asian Tweets Sues District for $27 Million
The San Francisco school board member who was fired following reaction over anti-Asian tweets is taking legal action against the board, the district, and the city for countless dollars in damages.
Alison Collins, the previous member, competes in her claim that the accuseds broke her rights to complimentary speech and due procedure, and participated in “intentional infliction of emotional distress.” Collins is demanding $72 million in basic damages from the district and 5 school board commissioners, and an extra $3 million in compensatory damages from the commissioners.
Those 5 commissioners, out of 7 in overall, backed a vote of no-confidence in Collins following media reports of a tweet thread Collins published in November 2016. In the thread, Collins experienced viewed anti-black bigotry in San Francisco’s Asian American neighborhood, declaring that some “use white supremacist thinking to assimilate and ‘get ahead.’”
“Do they think they won’t be deported? profiled? beaten?” Collins composed of Asian Americans. “Being a house n****r is still being a n****r. You’re still considered ‘the help.’”
Collins excused the thread on March 20, stating a few of the tweets had actually been “taken out of context.” In the claim, Collins knocked the conduct of the school board along with San Francisco mayor London Type, who supported the vote of no self-confidence.
“Defendants’ reckless, intentional, and malicious slanderous comments have caused, and is continuing to cause clear and present danger, harm, and injuries to Ms.Collins, her husband and children,” the claim states. The “false narrative and assertion that Ms.Collins comments imploring Asian Americans to resist oppression as ‘racist’ has generated this ongoing and intensifying hostility, threats and damage to Ms. Collins [sic] reputation and threatening her and her family’s physical well-being.”
Fans of Collins rallied outside the San Francisco Department of Education on Wednesday after the match was submitted.
Recently, Collins informed National Evaluation that she would not “comment on social media posts from five years ago,” however that she has actually “been heartbroken seeing the escalating violence against my Asian-American brothers, sisters and siblings.”
The city school district has drawn nationwide debate over its rejection to resume schools for in-person knowing throughout the existing scholastic year. The existing strategy will likely avoid most trainees from going back to school till the fall, the New York City Times reported.
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