San Francisco School Board strips VP title after anti-Asian tweets surface

San Francisco School Board strips VP title after anti-Asian tweets surface


In a 5-2 vote on Thursday night, the San Francisco Board of Education removed Vice President Alison Collins from her leadership role, according to a report.

The vote of no confidence came amid calls to resign Collins after a series of tweets from several years ago recently resurfaced, FOX 2 from the San Francisco Bay Area reported.

The tweets included comments that the school board said had helped “perpetuate crude and harmful stereotypes” against the Asian community.

Asians have used “white supremacist thinking” to “move forward,” Collins said in a post, according to FOX 2.

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“Where are the vocal Asians denouncing Trump?” she asked in another message. “Don’t Asian Americans know they’re on his list too?”

Last weekend Collins apologized for “the pain my words may have caused” but refused to resign, despite calls to do so from officials, including the Mayor of London Breed.

She issued a second apology earlier this week, FOX 2 reported, adding that she was “horrified by the growing hate crimes in the Bay Area” against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Alison Collins (San Francisco Unified School District)

Alison Collins (San Francisco Unified School District)

But in Thursday’s resolution, the school board said it was not happy with Collins’ attempts to make amends.

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“While Commissioner Collins has acknowledged that her words may have caused pain, her public statements to date have failed to sincerely acknowledge the harm she has caused,” the resolution said, “and the Deputy President Collins does not appear to take significant responsibility for his actions. “

Although the vote removed Collins’ VP title, it did not remove her from the school board, FOX 2 reported.

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