Frank Borzellieri is principal of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in the Bronx, New York which is includes a high percent of students from Hispanic or African American backgrounds. Mr. Borzellieri previously taught in public schools which led to disputes with fellow teachers and school administrators over his rather interesting ideas about education. He does not believe African American students–or white — should read books about people like Martin Luther King, nor does he want the word, gay, mentioned in the classroom. He does believe in affirmative action, equal opportunity for bigots and hate mongers to be teaching children in schools.
Mr. Borzellieri is an author of a book. The name of the book is: “Don’t Take It Personally: Race, Immigration, Crime and Other Heresies” in which he rants about evil immigrants and gays and other such “heresies” in America. He has also written for the white supremacist “American Renaissance” and is a fervent supporter of white supremacy. The pastor who hired him, Rev. Eric Rapagla, was asked why this man was made principal of a Catholic school. His response is one for the ages: “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.”
We assume someone in charge of Catholic education in the city of New York might reconsider either hiring the principal or the pastor.