Benjamin Fearnow, Newsweek, April 20, 2021
A whistleblowing teacher at Manhattan’s elite Grace Church School released audio Tuesday to corroborate his claims that the head teacher is “indoctrinating” students in the name of “anti-racism.”
The audio, which was put out by the Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism, relays a March 2 conversation between math teacher Paul Rossi and Head of School George Davison. In the discussion, Davison appears to agree with the now-dismissed teacher’s accusation that the school is teaching white students that they are inherently “evil.”
Rossi sparked the school’s latest controversy last week after New York Times writer Bari Weiss published an essay in which Rossi accused the administration of obsessively discussing race and “demonizing” white students.
“Having a teacher, an authority figure, talk to you endlessly, every year, telling you, that because you have whiteness, you are associated with evils, with all these different evils, it’s not the same as taking a physical thing, because it doesn’t affect your moral value. That’s the problem,” Rossi can be heard telling Davison in early March, in the audio released this week.
“I’m agreeing with you that there has been a demonization that we need to get our hands around, in the way in which people are doing this understanding,” Davison replies. “We’re demonizing white people for being born.”
“And are some of our students white people? OK, so we’re demonizing white kids. Why don’t you just say it?” Rossi continued.