Jamilah Fraser has been hot on the lips of the press since we revealed her past in Philadelphia on The ‘Ville Voice a couple days ago.
As you’re likely familiar by now, we don’t put all of our eggs in the basket for the mainstream to swipe in the beginning.
So here’s a bit more to the story. Yep, yet another scandal.
Jamilah arrived at the School District of Philadelphia in the last quarter of 2010. By December of that year, the U.S. Department of Justice had filed a racial discrimination suit against the district for “deliberate indifference” to physical violence and racial harassment of Asian Pacific Islander students. A settlement agreement was reached in that mess involving incidents at a Philadelphia high school.
Since she’s the “Diversity” Director, wouldn’t something so nasty as a racial discrimination suit have been a big to-do in the hiring process? Wouldn’t that have something to do with whether or not she’s capable of bringing diversity to Jefferson County Public Schools? Because it was so nasty the district had to settle it. And she was there, working, responsible as an apologist when it all went down.
It seems most people in Philadelphia we’ve spoken with – from all walks of life – carry the same opinion. That Jamilah Fraser was part of the division and polarization pushed by then-Superintendent Arlene Ackerman when it came to racial matters and discrimination.
That’s the woman Donna Hargens thought was a terrific hire.