Anti-Defamation League Applauds LAUSD For Denouncing Ousted Sub McAllister's Anti-Semitic Remarks at Occupy L.A.
On Tuesday, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy issued a statement denouncing the remarks made by now-ousted substitute teacher Patricia McAllister while she spent off-duty time at the Occupy L.A. site.
Captured on camera by Reason.TV, and echoed later on a Fox 11 news interview, McAllister called for the "Zionist Jews" who she says rule the U.S. banking industry to be "run out of [the] country."
Today the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) have issued their statement in support of the LAUSD's disapproval of McAllister's sentiments and behavior.
“Superintendent Deasy and the school district took a clear and firm stand against anti-Semitism by clearly and unequivocally condemning McAllister’s remarks,” said Amanda Susskind, ADL Los Angeles Regional Director. “We welcome his statement, and we hope that others more directly affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy LA movements will make similar efforts to denounce any expressions of anti-Semitism during the protests. Regardless of how ‘fringe’ these statements may seem, they have found a large audience on the Internet, and should be denounced as loudly as possible as unacceptable expressions of anti-Semitism.”
Deasy made sure to separate McAllister's remarks from any role she may have had within the LAUSD, emphasizing she was an "at-will" employee, and concluding that McAllister was no longer going to be working for the district.