A black superintendent on Staten Island has denied sending a series of anti-white text messages to an employee vowing to give white principals the sack as she pushes for more diverse employees in the district.
Screenshots from the transcripts, attributed to Dr. Marion Wilson, apparently show the teacher promising to “clean this island up” and saying, “No more white chiefs on my watch!” According to silive.com.
Copies of the messages in the emails were sent to Chancellor David Banks and the Department of Education (DOE) as well as city officials from the encrypted email address [email protected]reported the New York Post.
Numerous investigations have been launched related to the exchange of saliva texts – but the Department of Energy has called them “unproven” and “fake” as they continue their investigation.
Dr. Marion Wilson, a black superintendent on Staten Island, has denied sending a series of anti-white text messages to an employee vowing to give the bag to white principals.
One alleged text sent in Wilson’s name and obtained by the outlet said, “No more white presidents on my watch!”
Another text reads, “I need to clean up this island.”
White people should realize this is not a boys club anymore. A strong black woman is running this b***h now, and she can either ride in or get out.
If they don’t come out, I’ll take them out one by one. They won’t know what hit them. It will be fun.
A third text says, ‘Chris White a** gone. It’s happening.’
The text allegedly refers to Christopher Anzalone – the former District 31 executive who moved to Brooklyn’s District 23 as Executive Director of School Support and Operations.
“Agreed to take CL…you’ll keep white people off my back,” the text adds, referring to Christine Loughlin, who was fired by Chancellor Banks as Manhattan’s District 3 supervisor.
Loughlin, who is white, is now the Executive Director of School Support and Operations for District 31.
Another screenshot purporting to be someone texting Wilson to show the pair is talking about two white Staten Island execs, David Cugini of Susan Wagner HS and Nicholas Mellie, the New York Post reports.
LOL Mele and Cugini better play cute. They’re first on the chopping block,” the alleged text states.
The text messages were first investigated by New York City’s Special Commissioner of Investigation (SCI) but were again referred to the Department of Energy for action in October.
At that point, the DOE launched its own investigation through the department’s Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO).
A DOE spokesperson told silive.com that SCI is now looking into the origins of the texts.
“This story has been going since August, and it’s not true,” Department of Energy press secretary Nathaniel Steer told the outlet.
SCI do not check with her. SCI investigates fake and circumvention texts.
The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) said it stands behind Wilson and the work she’s done for Staten Island schools.
Transcripts of the alleged screenshot emerged amid Wilson’s push to hire more “BIPOCs” — black, indigenous and people of color — to work in Staten Island schools, a parent told the outlet.
‘doctor. Wilson cares deeply about our students and our school communities. Among her talents is her ability to bring people together behind the common cause of raising student achievement in all of our schools.”
Numerous investigations have been launched related to the exchange of saliva texts – but the DOE called them “unconfirmed” and “fake” as they continued their investigation.
“As Deputy Superintendent and now as Superintendent of Staten Island, Dr. Wilson has a proven track record of looking at evidence and data and then making fair decisions that support students, school communities, and staff.”
Wilson, who worked for the city’s energy department, was named superintendent of District 31 in August 2021.
Prior to her appointment, she served as an educator, instructional coach, principal, lead leadership coordinator and deputy district superintendent.
Wilson was reappointed to the role of District 31 Superintendent in June 2022.