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The New York City Department of Education has launched an investigation into a troubling Facebook post penned by an employee of a Staten Island high school.
Deborah Morse-Cunningham, who serves as the assistant principal of New Dorp High School, is still at work despite sharing a lengthy status update in which she pondered the nature of privilege by referring to a number of racial stereotypes.
‘What is privilege?’ Morse-Cunningham asked in the post, which has now been deleted.
‘Privilege is wearing $200 sneakers when you’ve never had a job. Privilege is wearing $300 Beats headphones while living on public assistance.
‘Privilege is living in public subsidized housing where you don’t have a water bill, where rising property taxes and rents and energy costs have absolutely no effect on the amount of food you can put on your table.’
The lengthy status continued: ‘Privilege is having as many children as you want, regardless of your employment status, and be able to send them off to daycare or school you don’t pay for’.