The principal of a predominantly Black and Latino Catholic school in the Bronx is facing criticism after it was discovered that he had authored a collection of White supremacy books.
According to BlackAmericaWeb.com, Frank Borzellieri was promoted to principal of the Bronx’s Our Lady of Mount Carmel School two years ago despite his strong racial views.
Borzellieri penned the books Don’t take it Personally: Race, Immigration, Crime and other Heresies and The Unspoken Truth: Race, Culture and Other Taboos. In the books, Bozellieri argues that minorities are inferior to Whites and the rise of Black and Latino populations could usher America into a dark age.
Parents of children at the school voiced their concerns about the principal to the Daily News upon learning of his background.
The Catholic Archdiocese of New York, which operates the school, has not indicated whether or not they’ll remove Bozellieri as principal, though school officials did admit that they were aware of his views at the time of his hiring.
“I knew of him from my last parish,” the Rev. Eric Rapaglia, Mount Carmel’s pastor, told the Daily News. “Do I agree with all of it? No. But I think much of it is valuable and logical and reasonable. A lot of his ideas would actually benefit minorities.”
An Archdiocese spokesperson said that while there haven’t been any complaints about the principal, the matter is under review.