Letters to the Editor — March 8, 2023
The problem: Screenshots of anti-white messages allegedly sent by DOE inspector Marion Wilson.
If these allegations prove true, this ignorant, racist buffoon must be put out to pasture (“White whine,” March 5).
If, on the other hand, it turns out to be a smear campaign, those responsible should be punished accordingly.
Schools in New York City find it difficult to educate our children at first and don’t need racist administrators to complicate things. Another reason to leave New York City.
There had to be signs of Staten Island Superintendent Marion Wilson’s alleged spiteful nature and bias before she was hired.
The bigger question is: how do deplorables end up in positions of power over children?
We need more charter schools, where education is more important than agendas and personal feuds.
If it’s not the Rubber Room or poor performance on tests, it’s something else. Now it’s a superintendent accused of threatening and utter hatred of white people.
Who appointed this person? I’m sure there are many more fully qualified individuals who don’t see color but want the best for the kids.
It will be interesting to see what action, if any, the Department of Education takes against Wilson if the lyrics attributed to her are really hers.
If she were a white superintendent, she would be suspended and disbarred during an investigation. Her career as an educator would be over and protesters would circle her house. However, that probably won’t happen here.
We can expect many more examples of anti-white racism in the coming years as long as the progressive left controls city politics.
Marion Wilson should be suspended immediately while she is investigated for workplace racism.
I’m tired of double standards. If this were the other way around and the Chief Inspector was white, there would be calls for her to be fired immediately.
The problem: On Sunday, a fire started from an e-bike that damaged a grocery store and injured seven people.
The best Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh can do is convince Mayor Adams and the City Council to ban e-bikes and their lithium-ion batteries from New York City until proven safe (“E-bike fire guts Bx. store,” 6 March).
How many people have to die or how many buildings have to burn down until something happens? This, Kavanagh, is what you should be doing: saving lives, not advancing your political career.
E-bikes pose a danger to pedestrians on sidewalks, especially when they violate traffic rules in traffic and on bike paths.
Forget warnings about battery charging and the sale of cheap replacement batteries, because they will never stop.
E-bikes should be completely banned from our streets and users should start pedaling again.
Another fire in the city caused by a lithium-ion battery. This one robbed a grocery store in The Bronx.
The city was in such a rush to “go green” with e-bikes and e-scooters and push this green agenda down everyone’s throats. But then again, these doomsdayers have created a bigger problem.
And of course, no one will admit that they were wrong and that more time is needed to sort out these batteries.
Robert Cerone, Manhattan
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