Newly released audio appears to show the head of an elite New York City school admitting to a whistleblower teacher that the institution is, in fact, engaged in the systematic indoctrination of its students.
What's the background?
Paul Rossi, a math teacher at Grace Church School in Manhattan, recently slammed his employer in an open letter published by former New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss, in which he denounced the institution's "indoctrination" of students through harmful "antiracist" training and teaching.
In the letter, Rossi acknowledged that by speaking out he risked his employment at the school, which prides itself on being at the forefront of implementing woke ideology and critical race theory into its classrooms. Earlier this year, the school made headlines after issuing an "inclusive language" guide that warned staff, students, and parents not to assume someone's gender or use offensive terms such as "mom and dad" and "Merry Christmas."
Rossi's fears were proven right only days later when in an email to faculty and staff, the head of school, George Davison, announced that he had relieved Rossi of his teaching duties and barred him from entry into the school building.
In response, Rossi reportedly hit back with an email of his own, in which he accused his boss of privately expressing concerns with the school's progressive indoctrination initiatives despite publicly expressing support for them.
The email included some damning quotes attributed to Davison such as his admission that the school is "demonizing white people for being born" and making white students "feel less than, for nothing that they are personally responsible for."
What happened next?
Davison, who plans to retire from his post after this year, again shot back at Rossi, alleging he "misquoted" him and "attributed to [him] things that [he] had never said," according to the New York Post. But that turned out to be a blatant lie, if Rossi's audio recordings of the conversation are to be believed.
In the audio, released by the Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism, Davison appears to say the exact words that Rossi accused him of saying.
Grace Church Head of School Says "We're Demonizing White People for Being Born"www.youtube.com
In another portion of the recorded conversation, Davison admits that he, too, has "grave doubts" about some of the antiracist teaching going on at the school, including the "demonization of being white" and the "attempt to link anybody who is white to the perpetuation of white supremacy."
Grace Church Head of School Says He Has "Grave Doubts" About "Antiracism"youtu.be
Elsewhere, Davison also acknowledges that similar critical race theory teachings have "hollowed out" several other institutions before Grace Church.
Grace Church Head of School Says "They've Hollowed Out a Bunch of Other Ones Ahead of Us..."youtu.be
TheBlaze reached out to Grace Church School for comment on the newly released audio but did not receive a response in time for publication.
A school spokesperson confirmed to the New York Post on Tuesday that Rossi has declined to renew his contract for next year and so will be moving on from the school.