The NY Daily News reports that protesters stormed Success Academy Harlem 1 charter school on Friday demanding that charter school chairman Daniel Loeb be fired for making racist comments about a black lawmaker.
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About two dozen progressives and activists gathered outside the W. 118th Street school – where class was still in session – bearing signs and chanting slogans calling for Loeb’s ouster.
The politically-connected hedge fund manager came under fire for his Aug. 10 Facebook post saying that Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, of Yonkers, has done “more damage to people of color than anyone who has ever donned a hood.”
The billionaire founder of the Third Point hedge fund has since deleted the post and apologized, but protesters at Success Academy Harlem 1 said that’s not good enough.
“We are demanding nothing less than his full, and immediate resignation,” said National Action Network Northeast Regional Director Kirsten Foy.
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“Anyone who would sanitize his behavior with a milquetoast apology and a recitation of a tired record is also part of the problem,” Foy added.