Members of the San Francisco Board of Education, who were dismissed in response to anti-Asia tweets, are suing the board, districts and cities for millions of dollars in damages.
Former member Alison Collins claims In her proceeding Defendant violated her right to freedom of speech and due process and engaged in “intentional mental distress of mental distress.” Collins is suing $ 72 million in general damages from the district and five school board members, and $ 3 million in punitive damages from the members.
5 out of 7 commissioners helped Motion of no confidence Following media coverage in Collins Tweet thread Collins posted in November 2016. In the thread, Collins complained about anti-Black discrimination recognized in San Francisco’s Asian-American community, claiming that he would “assimilate and” move forward “using the ideas of white supremacists.” did.
“Do they think they won’t be deported? Profile? Beaten?” Collins wrote about Asian Americans. “Being home n **** r is still **** r. You are still considered” help “. “
Collins apology In a thread on March 20, some of the tweets were “out of context.” In the proceedings, Collins accused San Francisco Mayor London Breed of supporting the Board of Education’s actions and a motion of no confidence.
“Defendant’s reckless, intentional, malicious and defamatory comments have caused and continue to cause clear and present dangers, harms, and injuries to Mr. Collins, her husband and children,” the proceedings said. Says. “The false story and claim that Ms. Collins begs Asian Americans to resist oppression as a’racist’causes this ongoing and intensifying hostility, threat, and damage to Ms. Collins. Produced. [sic] It threatens reputation and the physical well-being of her and her family. “
Collins supporters gathered outside the San Francisco Department of Education on Wednesday after the proceedings were filed.
Last week Collins said National Review Instead of “commenting on a social media post five years ago,” she said, “I’m thrilled to see the intensification of violence against my Asian-American brothers, sisters, and brothers.”
City school districts are controversial nationally about refusing to reopen school for face-to-face learning throughout the current school year. Under current plans, most students may not be able to return to school until the fall. New York Times report.