NY archdiocese: Principal fired for racist views

AP News
Posted: Aug 04, 2011 8:14 PM
NY archdiocese: Principal fired for racist views

The Archdiocese of New York has fired the principal of a mostly black and Hispanic elementary school in the Bronx for writings it deemed racist.

An archdiocese spokesman told The Associated Press on Tuesday that school officials reviewed Frank Borzellieri's books and columns and found that he espoused white supremacist views that were at odds with the church's values. The firing came after the New York Daily News reported that Borzellieri had written that expanding black and Hispanic populations would create a "New Dark Age."

Borzellieri and his book publisher didn't respond to multiple requests for comment.

In 1994, he tried to ban a biography of Martin Luther King Jr. He told Newsday that the civil rights leader was "a leftist hoodlum with significant Communist ties."