02.25.2021

California board member compares reopening schools to 'White supremacist ideology' and 'slavery'

Charda Bell-Fontenot has been receiving "hateful, racist, and threatening communications," the district's superintendent says.  |  Charda Bell-Fontenot has been receiving "hateful, racist, and threatening communications," the district's superintendent says. | Photos via LVM Schools/iStock

A California school board member is facing criticism after comparing reopening schools amid uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus vaccination rollout to "White supremacist ideology" and "slavery" in a meeting earlier this week. 

The comments from La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools Board Vice President Chardá Bell-Fontenot – which were confirmed to Fox News by Superintendent David Feliciano – come as the San Diego-area district’s board voted in favor Tuesday of bringing students back to classrooms for hybrid learning starting April 19. 

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