Three white female executives in the New York education office were relegated to the benefit of less qualified people of color, a $ 90 million suit launched by the women.
The old officials say they were unfairly targeted as part of the department's crusade against & # 39; toxic whiteness & # 39; through his controversial racial stock plan.
Lois Herrera joined DOE in 1986 as a study advisor and worked his way up to run his office for security and youth development.
In the suite that was submitted on Tuesday, she claims she saw the cultural change when Mayor Bill de Blasio took Richard Carranza in April 2018 as Chancellor of the NYC Public Schools.
Lois Herrera is one of three women who sues the New York Education Department for $ 90 million instead of being relegated in favor of less qualified people of color
In June, Harvard graduate – who was recognized in 2017 as a contribution to the & # 39; safest year registered at the university & # 39; – abruptly removed from her post and downgraded three levels.
The experienced official was replaced by Mark Rampersant, an African-American man who, according to the series & # 39; demonstrably less qualified & # 39; used to be.
Rampersant is said to have been brought in without a formal search or interview process.
The suit says that Richard Carranza (pictured with Mayor Bill de Blasio) established an anti-white regime when he became public school chancellor in March 2018
Herrera claims she was embarrassed and & # 39; forced & # 39; was to attend the Rampersant promotion ceremony.
Her possessions were reportedly put in boxes and stored under a stairwell before being transferred to an office in the Bronx.
Herrera never received reasoning for her relegation, but claims she was told: & # 39; If you have been with the DOE for more than 20 years, you are responsible for the problem & # 39 ;, by LaShawn Robinson, then director of the office of DOE of Equity and Access.
Robinson, who is black, reportedly told white attendees at a training meeting that they had to take a step back and give in to colleagues of color & # 39; s. And & # 39; acknowledge that white culture values are suprematic & # 39 ;.
When Herrera was replaced by Rampersant, another prosecutor, Jaye Murray, was told she would report him now.
The move was seen as a relegation for Murray, who was the executive director of the Office of Counseling's support programs and has been with the DOE since 2006.
Jaye Murray was the executive director of the & # 39; s support program of the counseling agency and was with the DOE since 2006 when she was abruptly demoted
Robinson justified the movement as a movement & # 39; in a different direction & # 39 ;, claims the lawsuit.
It didn't take long for Murray to degrade two more levels, the documents claim.
A third woman, Laura Feijoo, claims that Carranza has done his utmost to promote a black woman who was much less good for her.
When Carranza appointed his first deputy chancellor, he tapped Cheryl Waston-Harris without interviewing Feijoo, who was her boss.
Feijoo was responsible for overseeing all 46 DOE superintendents, while Watson-Harris did not have the permit to be the first deputy chancellor.
Carranza went out of his way to a & # 39; transition period & # 39; so that the under-qualified worker could obtain it, according to the submission.
Feijoo was then further downgraded when nine employees were promoted to a new role of & # 39; executive superintendent & # 39 ;.
None of the new executive superintendents was white and they were all above Feijoo.
A third woman, Laura Feijoo (photo), was replaced by one of her delegates who did not have the correct papers to take on the role, the file says
The three executives refused to comment through their attorney Davida S. Perry.
But in the application, Perry wrote: “Under Carranza's leadership, DOE quickly and irrevocably silenced, prosecuted, and punished plaintiffs and other white female DOE employees based on their race, gender, and unwillingness for hateful stereotypes. from their other colleagues about accepting them. & # 39;
A fourth white DOE employee with similar claims can also submit a similar series.
In a statement, Perry told The New York Post: & # 39; Unlike being judged by their results or their actions, our customers were removed from their respective responsibilities and replaced by less qualified (or non-qualified) persons because of their gender and the color of their skin, & # 39; Perry said in a statement.
The Ministry of Education responded to The Post on Tuesday with the same statement it gave two weeks ago when asked about the race problem.
& # 39; We hire the right people to finish the job for children and families, and these claims about & # 39; reverse racism & # 39; in fact have no basis, & # 39; repeated it.
Department insiders say that under Chancellor Richard Carranza, who was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, administrators are subjected to endless lectures and workshops that & # 39; whiteness & # 39; criticize and try & # 39; white supremacy & # 39; to eradicate in the workplace.
The DOE has contracted Pacific Educational Group Inc. for $ 775,000 to conduct workshops on racism in the workplace, so far $ 582,603.
The company defines & # 39; whiteness & # 39; as: & # 39; The part of each of us that expects an assimilation with the dominant culture. & # 39;
& # 39; There has been much debate about white supremacy and how it manifests itself in the workplace, conversations about race and looking at how white culture behaves, & # 39; told a white executive who received the training at the Post.
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