Sunday, June 5, 2016

Berkeley School District Agrees to Independent Investigator in Response to NAACP Pressure

From Perdaily by Leonard Isenberg

In response to incessant credible allegations of endemic racism and disparate treatment of both African-American employees and students, the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) has agreed to hire an independent outside investigator to look into these claims and report back to them in detail in a timely manner.

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Not only has the Berkeley NAACP pushed for such an investigation, they have also made a suggestion as to who might independently conduct such an investigation, while laying out what should be the scope of what such an independent investigator might look into.

While the BNAACP initially only took exception with the effects of racism on employees and students, what they now intelligently seek to have BUSD implement is an investigation into the causes and a BUSD structure of checks and balances that doesn't seem to have functioned for years. How could such alleged illegal behavior have continued for so long without any awareness or appropriate action being taken by the BUSD Board or any other entity within the district?

To get a better idea of the scope of investigation that BNAACP has asked for and BUSD Board has tacitly agreed to, please check out the following link: