SF school board member urged to resign for 2016 racist tweets aimed at Asian Americans

SF school board member urged to resign for 2016 racist tweets aimed at Asian Americans
San Francisco's Abraham Lincoln High School is undergoing a name change after the decision was made to cancel the 16th president. (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – It’s not enough. According to one of those tweets, her “mixed-race/Black daughter heard boys teasing a Latino about ‘Trump, Mexicans and the KKK.’ The boys were Asian-American. …” So her daughter has to be punished as well.]

A civil rights group founder, political leaders, parents and alumni called Friday for a San Francisco school board member to resign after critics highlighted a series of racist tweets she posted in 2016 about Asian Americans, who have been targeted in a recent surge of violent acts in the Bay Area and across the country. On Friday night, a school board member also joined the calls for her colleague to step down.

Board Vice President Alison Collins, elected in 2018, said in a thread of tweets on Dec. 4, 2016, that Asian Americans had used “white supremacist thinking to assimilate and ‘get ahead.’” Collins explained in the thread that she was seeking to “combat anti-black racism in the Asian community” and “at my daughters’ mostly Asian Am school.”

Later in the thread, Collins singled out Asian Americans in recounting an incident she said had occurred in the past.

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