D.C. schools spokes­woman wants to ‘get rid of’ white men

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO - — Jes­sica Chas­mar

A spokes­woman for D.C. Pub­lic Schools is un­der fire for posts on so­cial me­dia say­ing she wants to “get rid of” white men.

Schools spokes­woman Hi­lary Tone retweeted Tues­day a re­port about Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump’s nom­i­na­tion of for­mer Texas Gov. Rick Perry for en­ergy sec­re­tary, ti­tled “Rick Perry cho­sen to run agency he once threat­ened to abol­ish,” ac­cord­ing to screen­shots pub­lished by The Daily Caller.

“In that case I’d like to be Sec­re­tary of White Men,” Ms. Tone quipped.

Ac­cord­ing to the screen­shot, the District’s deputy chief of school turn­around and per­for­mance, Eu­gene Pinkard, fa­vor­ited the tweet.

“I’ve been wait­ing for this fave ALL DAY,” Ms. Tone re­sponded.

She wrote on her Facebook page: “If want­ing to get rid of some­thing qual­i­fies you to run it, I want to be Sec­re­tary of White Men.”

At some point Wed­nes­day morn­ing, Ms. Tone deleted the com­ments and wrote: “hey in­ter­net — upon read­ing my men­tions, it oc­curs to me that my tweet about white men ear­lier to­day was in poor taste. My apolo­gies,” Fox News re­ported. Ms. Tone’s ac­counts have since been set to pri­vate.

D.C. Pub­lic Schools is­sued a state­ment Wed­nes­day dis­tanc­ing it­self from Ms. Tone’s com­ments.

“The so­cial me­dia posts were said on an em­ployee’s per­sonal so­cial me­dia ac­counts and do not re­flect the views of D.C. Pub­lic Schools, which prides it­self on be­ing an in­clu­sive or­ga­ni­za­tion re­gard­less of race, eth­nic back­ground, re­li­gion, sex, lan­guage, fam­ily’s in­come level, or im­mi­gra­tion sta­tus,” the state­ment said, Fox re­ported.

A spokesman for D.C. Pub­lic Schools said the state­ment will be the school sys­tem’s only pub­lic re­sponse on the mat­ter, and he re­fused to dis­cuss pos­si­ble dis­ci­plinary ac­tion, The Daily Caller re­ported.

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