The superintendent of Greenburgh Central School District in Westchester County, New York has had a lawsuit filed against him in federal court charging that he racially and sexually harassed employees. This is interesting in that this same superintendent was once lauded as a “model for racial harmony” by The New York Times.
Superintendent Ronald O. Ross is accused of calling staff members “Oreo,” “white devil,” and “dyke,” as well as disparaging Jews and other races, often right to the faces of his employees.
The lawsuit was brought by a principal, four teachers, and three other school employees.
In one case, one of the principals suggested that his school set up a joint Thanksgiving Day cross-cultural event with a local Jewish school and Ross reportedly told the official “I don’t want anything to do with the Jew school.”