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Families demand SRVUSD Superintendent Malloy be fired over handling of Cal High cheer mannequin controversy

Attorney's letter accuses district of negligence, bullying over 'fabricated' racism narrative; Malloy defends 'creating safe schools that are welcoming and inclusive for all'

A group of students and parents from the California High School cheer and stunt team are calling for San Ramon Valley schools Superintendent John Malloy to be fired for the way he and his administration handled a recent controversy over an unofficial squad mascot that went viral on social media, according to a new demand letter from their lawyers.

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The families argue the second-year superintendent acted negligently and bullied the cheer team through comments and actions in the aftermath of an Instagram post calling out the team for allegedly having a Black mannequin head as a mascot -- a post the families claim was fabricated in revenge by an unidentified "disgruntled mother" of an African American student who didn't make the final roster.

After the "defamatory post caught fire," members of the predominately white cheer team "woke up to death threats, doxxing and accusations that they were racists and committed racist acts all over social media," attorney Karin M. Sweigart, of the San Francisco-based Dhillon Law Group, wrote in the demand letter issued Tuesday.

The attorney said the families informed school and district administrators about falsehoods in the viral post -- including that the team's actual mannequin was a tan head sold under the brand name "Karine," not a Black head called "Kareem" -- but to no avail.

"Despite being armed with this information, the Administration did the unthinkable," Sweigart wrote. "Superintendent Malloy -- without undertaking any investigation, whatsoever -- started to put out public statements and do media interviews on behalf of the District affirming the false and defamatory allegations in the Disgruntled Mother's post."

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The effect was "a willful desire to scapegoat and destroy the reputation of innocent children," the attorney stated.

Malloy, who has been leading the San Ramon Valley Unified School District since the 2020-21 academic year, seemingly defended the district's handling of the situation, shrugged off the demand for his firing and hinted at upcoming policy changes in a statement Thursday.

"Creating safe schools that are welcoming and inclusive for all our students requires us to examine our practices of how we may -- even unintentionally -- have a harmful impact on others," Malloy stated. "In this specific situation, we know that members of the stunt team did not intend harm by using the unofficial mascot, and we also know they understood that they had to immediately discontinue this practice."

"As our Strategic Directions state, all students must feel safe and included in our schools. At this time, some of our students have shared that they don't feel that way. It is our job to educate, and we have a specific plan moving forward that will be shared at the Tuesday Board Meeting," the superintendent said, adding later:

"As to the demand to have me removed from this position, I do not take that personally. I understand that some people are angry, but we cannot let that deter us from continuing our important work to create safe and inclusive environments for all."

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The cease-and-desist letter from the Dhillon firm demands Malloy's immediate termination, an open retraction of past public statements, an investigation into the matter, a public apology and security protection for the cheer team.

The letter called for a response to the demands from the district by 5 p.m. Thursday, and threatened that a lawsuit "is likely to ensue in this matter."

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Families demand SRVUSD Superintendent Malloy be fired over handling of Cal High cheer mannequin controversy

Attorney's letter accuses district of negligence, bullying over 'fabricated' racism narrative; Malloy defends 'creating safe schools that are welcoming and inclusive for all'

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A group of students and parents from the California High School cheer and stunt team are calling for San Ramon Valley schools Superintendent John Malloy to be fired for the way he and his administration handled a recent controversy over an unofficial squad mascot that went viral on social media, according to a new demand letter from their lawyers.

The families argue the second-year superintendent acted negligently and bullied the cheer team through comments and actions in the aftermath of an Instagram post calling out the team for allegedly having a Black mannequin head as a mascot -- a post the families claim was fabricated in revenge by an unidentified "disgruntled mother" of an African American student who didn't make the final roster.

After the "defamatory post caught fire," members of the predominately white cheer team "woke up to death threats, doxxing and accusations that they were racists and committed racist acts all over social media," attorney Karin M. Sweigart, of the San Francisco-based Dhillon Law Group, wrote in the demand letter issued Tuesday.

The attorney said the families informed school and district administrators about falsehoods in the viral post -- including that the team's actual mannequin was a tan head sold under the brand name "Karine," not a Black head called "Kareem" -- but to no avail.

"Despite being armed with this information, the Administration did the unthinkable," Sweigart wrote. "Superintendent Malloy -- without undertaking any investigation, whatsoever -- started to put out public statements and do media interviews on behalf of the District affirming the false and defamatory allegations in the Disgruntled Mother's post."

The effect was "a willful desire to scapegoat and destroy the reputation of innocent children," the attorney stated.

Malloy, who has been leading the San Ramon Valley Unified School District since the 2020-21 academic year, seemingly defended the district's handling of the situation, shrugged off the demand for his firing and hinted at upcoming policy changes in a statement Thursday.

"Creating safe schools that are welcoming and inclusive for all our students requires us to examine our practices of how we may -- even unintentionally -- have a harmful impact on others," Malloy stated. "In this specific situation, we know that members of the stunt team did not intend harm by using the unofficial mascot, and we also know they understood that they had to immediately discontinue this practice."

"As our Strategic Directions state, all students must feel safe and included in our schools. At this time, some of our students have shared that they don't feel that way. It is our job to educate, and we have a specific plan moving forward that will be shared at the Tuesday Board Meeting," the superintendent said, adding later:

"As to the demand to have me removed from this position, I do not take that personally. I understand that some people are angry, but we cannot let that deter us from continuing our important work to create safe and inclusive environments for all."

The cease-and-desist letter from the Dhillon firm demands Malloy's immediate termination, an open retraction of past public statements, an investigation into the matter, a public apology and security protection for the cheer team.

The letter called for a response to the demands from the district by 5 p.m. Thursday, and threatened that a lawsuit "is likely to ensue in this matter."

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Alex Johnson
Registered user
San Ramon
on Jun 3, 2022 at 4:53 am
Alex Johnson, San Ramon
Registered user
on Jun 3, 2022 at 4:53 am

Is anyone surprised by the fact that the uber-politicized "Doctor" John Malloy was caught red-handed propagating slanderous material and labelling white students as "racists" before knowing all the facts of this particular situation? This is par for the course for Malloy as he continues to push his extreme-left "equity" agenda at the expense of the educational well-being and aptitude of his student body. While the SRVUSD languishes with the aftermath of Covid-19 lockdowns - failing test scores and mental health of his students - the "Doctor" has been hell-bent on pushing LGBQT+/alternative lifestyles on children as young as 5 and has promoted the BLM agenda (see the SRVUSD openly advocating for and paying thousands of dollars to another "Doctor" Watson who teaches racist and bigoted anti-racist theory to staff and pupils alike). SRVUSD under the "leadership" of Malloy and the current School Board (who almost always vote 5-0) have been an abject failure. As their students languish academically as a result of their singular focus on the equity agenda, Malloy continues to collect a handsome paycheck (let's talk about privilege) and is likely to incur thousands, if not millions, of dollars of liability as a result of his slanderous and unvetted statements. Seems to be the way business is done these days in mainstream circles. Label those you disagree with racists with no factual basis, get caught, and then move on without repercussions. Malloy and his enablers have to go and NOW!


H
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San Ramon Valley High School
on Jun 3, 2022 at 7:29 am
H, San Ramon Valley High School
Registered user
on Jun 3, 2022 at 7:29 am

Malloy made a choice here - that choice was to knowingly and perhaps maliciously (or at the very least negligently) defame the reputations of 20 some girls that he is charged with educating in order to make himself look better in the comment section of some faceless social media account. Exactly how many more students will Malloy need to be publicly attacking before something is done?


Kjgamble
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San Ramon
on Jun 3, 2022 at 8:56 am
Kjgamble, San Ramon
Registered user
on Jun 3, 2022 at 8:56 am

He should be fired for failing at a foundational skill which is to investigate before condemning. This has been a huge problem with the leftists creating inflammatory rhetoric over perceived racial injustices before knowing the facts. We don’t need people like this as leaders, particularly of our youth. We need someone in this position who cares more about the children, their educational milestones and keeping them in school rather than one who wants to gain Notoriety for standing up to a fake racial injustice.


Mike Arata
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Danville
on Jun 3, 2022 at 11:52 am
Mike Arata, Danville
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on Jun 3, 2022 at 11:52 am

As I write, Supt. Malloy’s prejudicial original description of the mannequin-head controversy remains linked at SRVUSD’s home page (https://www.srvusd.net), headlined as “Cal High Racist Incident 5.23.22.”

Even now, Malloy implicitly still blames cheerleaders for a situation that’s apparently not of their making: “we know that members of the stunt team did not intend harm by using the unofficial mascot, and we also know they understood that they had to immediately discontinue this practice.”

And “all students must feel safe and included in our schools”? That’s at odds with SRVUSD’s overtly racist, vile “anti-racism” program. “This Book Is Anti-Racist,” an adopted 7th grade textbook, capitalizes all races but white, and says that “Being racist against white people is not a thing.”

So it’s OK, says the author, to “have prejudice against white people.” Like Malloy’s comment now, the book is practically a caricature of “anti-racism.”

Another example of abused public resources and public trust is SRVUSD’s adoption of “Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You” for 7th graders. That book begins with a deviously misleading discussion of incarceration rates and racial proportions. As I reported to Malloy and the School Board: FBI Uniform Crime Reports, even during the Obama years, document the realities.

Later on, the book recommends obscenely misogynistic, murderous “gangsta rap,” including “Straight Outta Compton,” as a source of “change and empowerment.” In the 90s, Delores Tucker, herself black, criticized violent, rape-celebrating rap as harmful to black youth. Author Jason Reynolds characterizes even Tucker’s comments as “racist.”

Previous Superintendent Rick Schmitt resigned just as SRVUSD settled for $665,000 in maltreatment of student Nathaniel Yu. (Web Link Have Malloy/SRVUSD learned nothing from that incident?


Paul Clark
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Danville
on Jun 5, 2022 at 7:59 am
Paul Clark, Danville
Registered user
on Jun 5, 2022 at 7:59 am

Ah the shades of 40 years ago when my wife and I were co-presidents of the PTC when our kids were attending Vista Grande and the current superintendent was a "Malloy look alike." America's school superintendents are the highest-paid "migrant workers" in the country. Malloy has nothing to fear if he's ousted. The taxpayers will "pick up" the "termination costs" of his current employment contract, he will leave with a pocket full of our hard-earned bucks, and move on to the next "woke district" to ply his trade. School Boards today mirror the problems we have with all elected officials. I seem to recall that we have one member of our school board who has been there for something like seventeen years. They are there because we are "too busy" to take the time to understand who we are voting for until something like this occurs.


Diane Stevenson
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Alamo
on Jun 5, 2022 at 12:14 pm
Diane Stevenson, Alamo
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on Jun 5, 2022 at 12:14 pm

OPTICS. Regardless of intentionality on the part of the squad, the concept of optics is an important awareness for all of us. Sensitivity and empathy are critical skills for us to exercise in comprehending the expanding impact of optics.

Whatever the truth is in this circumstance, unfortunately the battle is going to be publicly fought over the optics, which becomes nothing more than an opportunity for people to rage at each other.

For those feeling especially righteous- if instead the squad was black and the mannequin head was white, would you be as vocal with your outrage for the accusations about the girls?

As to the superintendent. My hunch is this is not where your battle is. The public school system is broken. THAT is your starting point. Your vitriol toward Malloy and school board is wasted energy. Get to the source.


Mike Arata
Registered user
Danville
on Jun 5, 2022 at 10:13 pm
Mike Arata, Danville
Registered user
on Jun 5, 2022 at 10:13 pm

It's not just optics, but facts which should drive eventual outcomes here. If indeed the cheer-team family and attorney accusations are correct — i.e., if team members have been maligned by “false and defamatory allegations in the Disgruntled Mother’s post” which were then amplified by Supt. Malloy et al., without the family-requested investigation — then heads should roll.

Malloy’s comment, “Cal High Racist Incident 5.23.22,” remains posted at SRVUSD’s Internet home page. His related media remarks on Thursday also remain on the record.

Malloy has seemed still to be blaming Cheer members for what is alleged to result from his own and others’ actions. Instead of answering cheer-family/attorney claims, he continues to filibuster the issue with claims of “creating safe schools that are welcoming and inclusive for all our students.”

“All our students”? Does that include the cheerleaders? The attorney letter asserts that cheer-team members have experienced “overwhelming, debilitating harassment and threats,” suffering “emotional, psychological, and reputational damage” so severe that some “cannot even attend school.”

So in condemning what it calls Malloy’s “defamatory narrative,” the attorney letter notes SRVUSD’s anti-bullying staff regulations which call for “disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal” — and advocates precisely that remedy for Malloy.

On Tuesday evening, however, SRVUSD’s Board will instead reaffirm Malloy’s $340,792 annual contract (plus very generous benefits). Later that evening, Malloy will promote 2022-23’s “Equity Action Plan” to help students “understand explicit acts of racism and discrimination,” while spending nearly $2 million to hire 15 “Equity Liaisons.”

Thereby: whatever the evidentiary reality and consequence in the mannequin-head controversy, Malloy’s and SRVUSD’s reverse-racist curricular indoctrination program will remain grossly offensive to rational and fair-minded students, parents, and taxpayers at large.


H
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San Ramon Valley High School
on Jun 6, 2022 at 1:42 pm
H, San Ramon Valley High School
Registered user
on Jun 6, 2022 at 1:42 pm

The proposed "Equity Liaisons" and described hiring practices seem like a gross violation of both Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the entirety of the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974.


Parent and Voter
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Danville
on Jun 8, 2022 at 7:04 am
Parent and Voter, Danville
Registered user
on Jun 8, 2022 at 7:04 am

If the information shared by many of the commenters are true, then Malloy is Not creating a safe school environment by accusing students of actions that are not true. Malloy would actually creating an unhealthy school environment with his charges of racism, that are unsupported by any facts. Malloy not only should be removed but he should be sued for damages to the reputations of these students.
Also who vetted and hired him in the first place? We do not need another hire like this one. Just my opinion.


Jeff Husted
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San Ramon
on Jun 11, 2022 at 8:40 am
Jeff Husted, San Ramon
Registered user
on Jun 11, 2022 at 8:40 am

Dr. Malloy made the right move. White bigotry should not be encouraged in public schools and this distasteful mascot reflects poorly on the parents who are calling for his removal.

Such bigotry also makes Contra Costa County residents look like a bunch of white racists.


Jeff Husted
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San Ramon
on Jun 11, 2022 at 10:42 am
Jeff Husted, San Ramon
Registered user
on Jun 11, 2022 at 10:42 am

This is a petty lawsuit on the part of the parents.

Their children should have used better judgement or perhaps this mascot symbolism was more reflective of their parental upbringing.

We live in a time when bigotry is no longer being tolerated and while 'political correctness' has gone to some extremes, the school district has a right to reprimand those who infer or reflect racism and ridicule of those who are not white.

As far as student 'reputation' goes, get over it. High school is but one chapter in life and hopefully the cheerleading members learned a valuable lesson from this experience.


Felicity Walters
Registered user
Alamo
on Jun 11, 2022 at 1:29 pm
Felicity Walters, Alamo
Registered user
on Jun 11, 2022 at 1:29 pm

The superintendant can only be accused of media grandstanding.

His took the proper position by reprimanding those involved in an immature, hurtful, and racist display of bigotry.

Hopefully the rally committee learned a valuable lesson...to treat everyone with dignity and respect regardless of color or ethnicity.

Perhaps it is the complaining parents who should be looking in the mirror and asking themselves what kind of children they are raising.

This is San Ramon...not Mississippi.


Mike Arata
Registered user
Danville
on Jun 12, 2022 at 2:19 am
Mike Arata, Danville
Registered user
on Jun 12, 2022 at 2:19 am

Mr. Malloy’s deceptive letter, “5-23-22 Racist Incident,” amplified a false narrative, thereby slandering Cheer/Stunt Team members. Their attorney’s 18-page cease-and-desist letter to Malloy lays out the facts:

1. 6 of 7 black girls, among 107 overall trying out for the team, made it. The mother of the black girl not selected complained, and rejected an explanation of selection criteria and scores. The disgruntled mother allegedly then created a May 20 social media post showing the team’s hairdresser mannequin-head mascot as tinted dark brown, described falsely as “BLACK,” and said to be named “Kareem.”

In reality, the mannequin is inscribed with the name “Karine” and its skin tone is tan. Karine, a 5-year good-luck avatar for the team, has appeared regularly in the Cal High yearbook, without complaint.

2. After widespread, still falsified reposting, Cheer-team members awoke on Saturday, May 21 to death threats, doxing, and accusations of being racists.

3. Seeking to correct the record, Cheer families and coaches immediately informed SRVUSD authorities about the fabricated posting and its terrifying effects.

4. Instead, Malloy published his defamatory letter on Monday, May 23, saying the mascot created “a hurtful racist impact,” as a “hateful and hurtful image.”

5. Cheer families & coaches seek full investigation, which will “corroborate and vindicate the Cheer Team.” But Malloy has refused, saying he already has all the facts. Cheer Team members have continued being jeered and threatened.

6. Tuesday’s (June 7’s) SRVUSD Board meeting made clear that Malloy regards the Cheer Team as collateral damage in pushing SRVUSD’s counterproductive, overtly racist “anti-racism” program. A textbook example: “This Book Is Anti-Racist.” No, it’s not. It capitalizes all racial characterizations but white, and its author says it’s okay to “be racist against white people.”

The provocateurs here are Malloy and his SRVUSD gang, not teenage girls at Cal High.


David A
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Blackhawk
on Jun 12, 2022 at 6:56 am
David A, Blackhawk
Registered user
on Jun 12, 2022 at 6:56 am

@ Jeff Husted,

The mannequin head was white. A black parent of a cheerleader who was cut from the team altered the photo making it appear black, even though it is white. Malloy jumped on this without any investigation. So tell us again how this is a racist act?


Henry Callan
Registered user
another community
on Jun 12, 2022 at 12:52 pm
Henry Callan, another community
Registered user
on Jun 12, 2022 at 12:52 pm

What kind of high school has a hairdresser for a team mascot?

We're interior designers and wedding planners already taken?

This sounds like a homophobic caricature on the part of the student body.


H
Registered user
San Ramon Valley High School
on Jun 12, 2022 at 12:55 pm
H, San Ramon Valley High School
Registered user
on Jun 12, 2022 at 12:55 pm

David A - Some people clearly don't care about facts. They believe that their perception is more important than objective data from reality.


Willow Hart
Registered user
San Ramon
on Jun 12, 2022 at 3:06 pm
Willow Hart, San Ramon
Registered user
on Jun 12, 2022 at 3:06 pm

"The mannequin head was white."

"the mannequin is inscribed with the name “Karine” and its skin tone is tan. Karine, a 5-year good-luck avatar for the team, has appeared regularly in the Cal High yearbook, without complaint."


Black and/or tan are both a far cry from 'white' unless one is incapable of differentiating various shades and tonalities.

This gives a whole new meaning to being 'color blind' and it wouldn't surprise anyone if the mannequin's supposedly inoffensive 'tan' complexion was yet another clandestine dig towards people of color.

This is San Ramon after all where other racist incidents have been reported in the local news.


Mike Arata
Registered user
Danville
on Jun 12, 2022 at 7:17 pm
Mike Arata, Danville
Registered user
on Jun 12, 2022 at 7:17 pm

Cheer families and their attorneys anticipated backbiting by SRVUSD personnel and none-so blind (as those who will not see) individuals who support the District, no matter what. So the attorney’s cease-and-desist letter noted that the cosmetology-training mannequin head in question is still on sale. It can be seen, for example — and skin tone judged, at Web Link .

Those wanting to know more before speaking / writing on the mannequin-head controversy should call Supt. Malloy’s office (925) 552-5500 to request a copy of the Cheer Team attorney letter, or at least to see it. As an alternative, much can be learned by viewing relevant portions of the June 7 SRVUSD Board meeting, at Web Link . Scroll, for example, to :16:40, :20:08, 2:09:54, and 2:28:54.

As I had earlier predicted to friends, the SRVUSD Board tried (but failed) to roll complaints about Malloy’s maltreatment of the Cal High Cheer/Stunt Team to much later in the evening, when Malloy would be seeking to filibuster for Board approval of extending his grossly distorted “Equity” program, presumably still to include its balkanizing “white supremacy,” “systemic racism” and “oppressor/victim” propaganda. Moving speakers with unwelcome messages to late in the meeting is a classic school-board tactic.

Malloy’s “Next Steps for the Equity Action Plan for 2022-23” finally came up nearly two hours into the meeting. Multiple speakers again criticized Malloy’s slanderous characterizations of the Cheer Team’s mannequin head.

Shakeela Hurt-Lincoln, the District PTA Inclusion Chair, spoke (2:19:45) about actual racist incidents, but muddied things by conflating those with the falsified Cheer Team controversy.

As before, Malloy’s bob-and-weave response still avoided any mention of the fabricated social media post which initiated the controversy, further angering those his letter had slandered.


David A
Registered user
Blackhawk
on Jun 12, 2022 at 8:48 pm
David A, Blackhawk
Registered user
on Jun 12, 2022 at 8:48 pm

The mannequin head is still white. 6 of 7 black girls made the team. One racist parent posted to social media a lie. Rumor now is the district is close to settling for 7 figures. Again, this is the rumor along with Malloy resigning in the coming days.


Mike Arata
Registered user
Danville
on Jun 13, 2022 at 12:48 am
Mike Arata, Danville
Registered user
on Jun 13, 2022 at 12:48 am

Unfortunately — but unsurprisingly in the usual context of mutually bad judgment by the SRVUSD Board and Supt. Malloy — the Board’s Tuesday, June 14 meeting agenda ( Web Link ) calls for extending Malloy’s contract, through July 2025. In customary lockstep fashion, the Board will vote yes, 5-0.

And with Cal High’s Cheer/Stunt Team serving conveniently as sacrificial lambs (having been falsely maligned by Malloy as causing “racist impact” with a “hateful and hurtful image”), Malloy’s “Equity” maneuvers will be affirmed as part of SRVUSD’s “Local Control and Accountability Plan.”

His “Cal High Racist Incident 5.23.22” posting said he and his crew had implemented their “Response to Discrimination and Hate process.” Their process “Handbook” Web Link requires creating a “fact sheet about the incident,” and keeping it updated. “Don’t let misinformation take root in the school or community,” it says.

“Each new communication” — including “comments at meetings and school gatherings” — should be used to “correct information and reiterate facts.” Oh, and “Do not jump to conclusions. If you are hasty, you may spread information yourself.”

So, what’s a school board to do when its superintendent so visibly and audibly violates his own protocols? Why, add another year to his lucrative contract!

Thereby, cynical race-opportunist (race-hustler) books and materials will continue in use here. Another example: “Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You,” adopted for 7th graders. The book divides the world into SEGREGATIONISTS, ASSIMILATIONISTS, and ANTI-RACISTS.

Among the go-along, get-along “assimilationists,” supposedly, are Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, Martin Luther King, Clarence Thomas, even Barack Obama.

And who are anti-racist paragons? Communist Angela Davis and the self-acclaimed Marxist co-founders and grifters of Black Lives Matter, of course.


Jenna Patterson
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Blackhawk
on Jun 13, 2022 at 7:59 am
Jenna Patterson, Blackhawk
Registered user
on Jun 13, 2022 at 7:59 am

If all of these allegations are true, shouldn't the parent who initially posted the controversial image on social media also be held accountable to a certain extent?

Isn't it possible that a white parent constructed the falsified image to stir up even more racial disunity and disharmony in the Danville/San Ramon vicinity?


A Black Parent
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San Ramon
on Jun 13, 2022 at 8:25 am
A Black Parent, San Ramon
Registered user
on Jun 13, 2022 at 8:25 am

This is yet another unfortunate incident that perpetuates the ongoing allegations of racism in San Ramon towards African Americans.

As a people, we are tolerated but not fully accepted by the white community and if noteworthy African Americans such as Clarence Thomas and Larry Elder are being hailed as 'good black people', perhaps the more enlightened and educated African Americans residing in this area will never be fully accepted because we do not accept either Clarence Thomas or Larry Elder as true spokespeople for the black community as a whole.

They are white puppets.


H
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San Ramon Valley High School
on Jun 13, 2022 at 8:39 am
H, San Ramon Valley High School
Registered user
on Jun 13, 2022 at 8:39 am

- Jenna you are 100% correct. However, Dr. Malloy at the SRVUSD refuses to allow an investigation or a posting of "fact sheet about the incident" which is part of his own policy. What is he hiding?


Ashley Rickert
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another community
on Jun 13, 2022 at 8:54 am
Ashley Rickert, another community
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on Jun 13, 2022 at 8:54 am

"And who are anti-racist paragons? Communist Angela Davis and the self-acclaimed Marxist co-founders and grifters of Black Lives Matter, of course."

My children are being taught that Ms. Davis was a courageous freedom fighter on the part of all African Americans and that the tragic shootout in San Rafael was to shed further light on a white racist court system. This is why she was eventually exonerated and became a respected professor emeritus at UC Santa Cruz.

Clarence Thomas was described as an 'Uncle Tom' and while I tend to agree, this kind of political indoctrination should not be taught in public schools on any level.

Save it for the college years where left-wing professors can spew their dogma on a daily basis.

My kids (elementary school age) are also being taught that it is OK to be whatever gender one feels comfortable with and that a distinct line between being either male and female can no longer be established.

My husband was livid and thank goodness school is finally out for summer break.

Teaching acceptance is one thing...promoting social abberations and historical misinformation is another.


Danielle Whitaker
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another community
on Jun 13, 2022 at 9:14 am
Danielle Whitaker, another community
Registered user
on Jun 13, 2022 at 9:14 am

My eight year old daughter came home from school crying and asked me why are white people so cruel to black people?

She told me that her teacher addressed racial inequality by citing the brutality of slavery, black lynchings, the Tuskegee syphilis experimentations, and how white police officers are perpetuating genocide by killing black people on a daily basis. The teacher compared these atrocities to the Holocaust and now my child is ashamed of being white.

Good God...in what direction are we eventually headed?


Marcus Jensen
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Walnut Creek
on Jun 13, 2022 at 9:49 am
Marcus Jensen, Walnut Creek
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on Jun 13, 2022 at 9:49 am

@Ashley Richert
Angela Davis was exonerated because she could not be directly tied to the Marin County shootings. Though she owned the weapons used in the murders, they were misappropriated by another individual accused of the shootings.

Law enforcement and the court system have disproportionately targeted African Americans and Hispanics by arresting them in far larger numbers and sentencing them to harsher prison terms than their white counterparts accused of similar crimes and misdemeanors.

This is what Professor Davis has been trying to convey during her long and distinguished career as an academian and social justice warrior.

From a historical perspective, 90% of the America's problems have been created by white people whether it be white European imperialism, Manefest Destiny, the enslavement of Africans in America, Jim Crow laws, the practice of segregation, and extended poverty.

We still have a long ways to go towards the day when everyone can finally get along and this dream of equality will eventually be accomplished through more mixed-marriages between black and white people.

Even the most racist white grandparent could not disdain his/her mixed-race grandchild.

The browning of America is the only viable solution to ending racism


Elliot Martin
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San Ramon
on Jun 13, 2022 at 10:07 am
Elliot Martin, San Ramon
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on Jun 13, 2022 at 10:07 am

The racist misdeeds of our white ancestors have nothing to do with most of us living today though there are some white people who still share and embrace a concept of bigotry and hatred towards people of color.

If the school superintendent was indeed grandstanding in lieu of getting all of his facts straight, he should be summarily dismissed.

On the other hand, any expressed racist sentiments and/or actions on the part of students should be met with mandatory suspension and psychological counseling.


H
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San Ramon Valley High School
on Jun 13, 2022 at 10:21 am
H, San Ramon Valley High School
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on Jun 13, 2022 at 10:21 am

"They are white puppets" sounds VERY racist. It's fine to object to someone's politics, but, attributing a whole political viewpoint to one skin color is wildly racist.


Madison Taylor
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San Ramon
on Jun 13, 2022 at 10:30 am
Madison Taylor, San Ramon
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on Jun 13, 2022 at 10:30 am

Going back in time, even some hippie musicians could be considered racist to a certain extent.

Then again, the hippie movement was primarily comprised of white middle class kids as there were very few Black or Asian hippies back in those days.
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We are all racists in one way or another and it's nothing to be proud of.


Melinda Decker
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Walnut Creek
on Jun 13, 2022 at 11:31 am
Melinda Decker, Walnut Creek
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on Jun 13, 2022 at 11:31 am

* Good God...in what direction are we eventually headed?

@Danielle Whitaker

Equality & mutual respect for all? An end to prejudice & racism? What's wrong with those ideals?


Mike Young
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Danville
on Jun 13, 2022 at 12:35 pm
Mike Young, Danville
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on Jun 13, 2022 at 12:35 pm

Can this matter be referred to the county's newly established Office of Racial Equity and Social Justice?

The office was created to end the pervasive racism towards African Americans residing in Contra Costa County.


Mike Arata
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Danville
on Jun 13, 2022 at 12:44 pm
Mike Arata, Danville
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on Jun 13, 2022 at 12:44 pm

Genuine racism is derogating — or expecting better or worse behavior/performance by — some individuals based merely upon their race.

Telling white and Asian children that they're supremacist oppressors while blacks are all victims, and establishing double standards of behavior with differential rewards and penalties, are themselves racist acts in which schools routinely engage these days.

Excusing or obscuring the culpability of the person who fabricated the false, toxic, and genuinely racist mannequin-head original social media post — and then, as Supt. Malloy did (in “Cal High Racist Incident 5.23.22”), falsely shifting blame to Cheer/Stunt-Team members for “racist impact” with a “hateful and hurtful image”— exemplifies such reverse racism.

Disparaging whites and Asians while infantilizing blacks causes MORE isolation, cynical race-hustler opportunism, and a further coarsening and division of society.

The 7th grade SRVUSD textbook I mentioned above doesn’t just dismiss remarkable black achievers as go-along, get-along “assimilationists.” It begins with a misleading representation of crime rates vs. incarceration rates, masking cause-and-effect realities revealed in FBI Uniform Crime Reports.

The text goes on to endorse “rap” performers as a source of “change and empowerment,” specifically recommending N.W.A.’s (look up the abbreviation) vile, murderous, obscenely misogynistic “Straight Outta Compton.”

Black activist Delores Tucker’s criticism of such depravity was itself “racist,” claims author Jason Reynold.

As Booker T. Washington said in 1911 (!), there exists a “class of colored people [and now in 2022, the class includes cynical white people, especially in schools] who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they… do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”


Mike Arata
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Danville
on Jun 13, 2022 at 1:20 pm
Mike Arata, Danville
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on Jun 13, 2022 at 1:20 pm

Make that "author Jason Reynolds."


Alex Johnson
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San Ramon
on Jun 13, 2022 at 3:49 pm
Alex Johnson, San Ramon
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on Jun 13, 2022 at 3:49 pm

"Doctor Malloy," along with his woke co-conspirators, the Kristy Glaser's and Korby Saunders' (of Country Clube Elementary Infamy) have done nothing to unite the students and parents of this district, but, rather, have continued to promulgate a fake narrative that white supremacy and anti-LGBQT+ ideologies are a threat to the student body. All the while they have promulgated the sanctity of the BLM propaganda and have enabled other principals in SRVUSD such as Demetrius Ball of Iron Horse Middle School infamy to make ludicrous statements in the school newsletter that "as a Black man in San Ramon, [he doesn't] safe walking down the streets." These far-left ideologues have put their hand in the identity politics cookie jar time and time again - this time they got caught. "Doctor" Malloy endangered the safety and well being of 20+ high school students in an attempt to score cheap political points - like he has done so often. SRVUSD is a failing district, held afloat by the well-to-do parents who invest countless time and personal money into the academic achievement of their children. Malloy and his chronies need to go. It is time to clean house. Unfortunately, it will only occur after the families of his victims receive a handsome payout.

*** The mannequin's skin tone was clearly photoshopped in the picture posted by the racist and professional victim of the child who did not make the team. Malloy did zero fact checking (par for the course for the professional victim culture he seeks to propagate). The parent's identity will surely come out in the discovery if this lawsuit proceeds that far. Facts still matter.


H
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San Ramon Valley High School
on Jun 14, 2022 at 7:51 am
H, San Ramon Valley High School
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on Jun 14, 2022 at 7:51 am

It’s apparent at this point that the elected trustees are resentful of public input and none of them can be bothered with opinions that do not support the board member’s preexisting prejudices. It makes sense why these trustees were subject of a prior recall given their refusal to listen when constituents voice concerns. Also, the constant 5-0 votes make it seem like all decisions are agreed to and discussed behind closed doors prior to the public meeting. This seems like a violation of California’s open meeting laws. This board violating state law is hardly a surprise given they clearly violated their own policy in regards to Dr. Malloy essentially cyber bullying a cheer team.

The only solution left is to vote out all the incumbent trustees in the November election. They clearly care more about furthering their own personal political ambitions than they care about representing the community.


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