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Archdiocese Reviewing "Racial Realism" Writings of Bronx Principal

Monday, August 01, 2011

The Archdiocese of New York says it's looking into a Bronx Catholic School principal who has written books criticizing multiculturalism. The principal, Frank Borzellieri, also contributed articles to a controversial magazine devoted to "racial realism."

The action was taken following the publication over the weekend of an article in The Daily News about Borzellieri's writings for American Renaissance. Borzellieri has also written several books including "The Unspoken Truth: Race, Culture and Other Taboos," in which he calls diversity a "weakness" and refers to "multiculturalist fanatics."

"Their refusal to acknowledge, in the face of common sense and decency, the overwhelming evidence of the superiority of Western culture is yet another example of the moral decay brought about by politically correct degenerates," he wrote in the introduction to "The Unspoken Truth."

Borzellieri was appointed principal of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School near Fordham University, which has mostly black and Latino students, two years ago.

Joseph Zwilling, a spokesman for the Archdiocese, said the Superintendent of Schools office is reviewing Borzellieri's books and writings. Zwilling noted that Our Lady of Mount Carmel has a diverse population and that "any form of discrimination or bigotry is inconsistent with Catholic teaching, and will not be tolerated in our schools." He also said there have been no complaints against Borzellieri as principal, nor were there when he taught at another Catholic school, St. Barnabus.

In a blog, Borzellieri described himself as writing from a "a libertarian, Eurocentric, conservative perspective...blasting the hypocrisy of liberals and the cowardice of politically correct so-called conservatives."

During the 1990s, Borzellieri served on the public school board of District 24 in Queens, where he generated controversy for attacking multiculturalism, bilingual education and the teaching of sex education and homosexuality. He also tried to get an openly gay public school teacher fired.

WNYC has tried to reach Borzellieri about the Archdiocese's internal review, but has not heard back.

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GREG SMITH from SAN FRANCISCO

Hey ~ I know a lesbian teacher who was fired from a Catholic school for answering a student's question about how she was gong to vote on Prop. 8.
Does anyone believe that if Mr. Borzellieri wrote a book favoring Abortion he'd still be in his position. Moreover, what does the bat on the cover signify? Is it that he's the school's baseball coach, or a reminder that trhe Klan and other racist criminal gangs used them against blacks in the South? ~ Abp. Dolan needs to prioritize dealing with this.

Aug. 02 2011 12:40 PM
contrarymary

I have a problem with this. Would they/you care so much if he was a member of La Raza (the RACE), or NAACP Those are racist supremacist groups too, and if you think they're not you'd better re-think it. People from both of THESE racist supremacist groups are all OVER our educational system as well as our governmet but if it's a WHITE GUY...Oh God no!!

Would you have a problem with it?

What if he was a black man or hispanic man saying he wanted to preserve HIS culture or thought it was better than others? Blacks and hispanic groups do that all the time.

Aug. 01 2011 11:00 PM
cj from New Jersey

He does have his first amendment right to free speech but doesn't he also have an obligation to do his job correctly and effeectively? And how can he possibly do that when he has such a strong conviction against the diverse students in his school. Also, has much as he has his rights, the school district also has its right to uphold their own beliefs and reputation. Obviously the two contradict each other so they have every right to get rid of him.

Aug. 01 2011 07:34 PM
James Kessler from Lake Alfred FL

He is just stating the truth and will be hung for it

Aug. 01 2011 07:27 PM
Louienyc79 from Bronx

He has a 1st amendment right to free speech. People may not like what he says but he can still think it in his head if he didn´t write it. Just because people disagree doesn´t mean someone should have their job taken away. The subject should be open to a debate at his school and students should be able to research multiculturalism and write him letters he should be forced to read. If he doesn´t like multiculturalism then I suggest he move to Alabama where WASPS like himself think alike.

Aug. 01 2011 05:43 PM

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