A Brooklyn school teacher found himself on the wrong side of his school's double standard. According to the MS-51 principal, it's okay for teachers to wear Black Lives Matter and feminist t-shirts, but not t-shirts supporting law enforcement.
According to NY Post, principal Neal Singh told the English as a Second Language teacher, Jeffrey Levy, he cannot wear his "Proud Zionist" shirt while at school. Levy made the shirt himself, which has the Star of David on it. He also was told that Singh received complaints about his "Back the Blue" shirt from students and staffers.
He has filed a discrimination complaint with the Department of Education's Office of Equal Opportunity. Levy's complaint states, "Singh told me my T-shirt with an Israeli flag on it and the words 'Proud Zionist' were 'politically explosive.'"
Levy added that Singh said, "Zionism involves the retaking of Palestinian land and is 'offensive.'" However, teachers who have supported other causes have been allowed to wear their t-shirts.
“Singh has permitted other staff to wear attire with ‘Black Lives Matter,’ ‘Feminism is the radical idea that women are people,’ ‘Feminist’ and ‘O’Connor & Ginsburg & Sotomayor & Kagan.’ None of my attire, actions or beliefs endanger the emotional or physical safety of students or staff, which Singh accused me of. … I have conducted myself professionally and have always respected the beliefs of all while doing my job neutrally and without bias. … His attempt to threaten and intimidate me is anti-Semitic.”Jeffrey Levy
However, the DOE agreed with the principal. Spokeswoman Katie O' Hanlon said, "Schools are not public forums for advancing personal political views, and per Department of Education regulations, employees are prohibited from using schools for the purpose of political expression." But schools are often the culprit of doing just that, and in public schools, they tend only to punish those they do not agree with.
Show the flag, screw the school nationwide
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principal Neal Singh SUCKS ! So does the DOE !!
make a t-shirt that reads White Lives Matter and wear it to school.
Submit petitions, get the will if the people behind you. We cannot allow this double standard to continue. With enough force we will be heard. BLM and Antifa are both losing ground every day as their mission statements are being exposed. People are learning what these groups stand for.
We are headed for a CIVIL WAR............LOAD, LOCK, A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There is no where in America for the true anymore!
It sounds like this clown principle Singh finds it OK to support the terrorist group BLM but support of our country either beneath him or not part of his warped outlook. He needs to be replaced!!
THROW THAT ASS--------OUT.....
Seems like he may need to file an EEOC complaint, citing the double standard, and pointing out that the BLM and 'feminist' t-shirts are as much if not more political.
We have got to stand up against these radical idiots!! They want push, bully and threaten all Republican Conservatives that makes decisions on our own. Just like in this case Black Lives Matter a domestic terrorist organization people can wear there stuff but anybody that shows support to Law Enforcement by wearing there attire is unacceptable racist and against the Democrats law. The only way to show these idiots we will not be pushed no more is to push them and file suits against these people that discriminate against us
Once again, the left demonstrates it's hypocracy. They're all liars to have pushed for tolerance for so many decades. Once the left established it's twisted idiotic idealogy, tolerance ended. Then it became that you either fully agreed with their twisted philosophy, or you were / are vlified. "Tolerance" was all nothing more than a manipulation of the naive to accept abnormal ideas.
If this is not double standard then nothing is. I would take this further. If one can't be worn then none can be worn. They can't have it both ways. I think blm is a terrorist organization. That should never be worn in our schools. But our schools have been taken over by terrorists themselves we need to fight back. There ideas are sick and filled with hatred. Take this as far as you can without getting fired. Sounds like the children need you there.
Oh bull pooh! Without our thin blue line protecting our country and citizens throughout our history many of us would not be here. We need to rethink every part of our entire system apparently!
I love your website, Thin Blue Line, and appreciate you for spreading the truth. But wondering if you have editors who proof the articles? Although it's used correctly in the article (principal), your headline uses "principle" referring to the head of the school, which is incorrect. If you need a good editor, I'm available! 🙂