I know Izzy Figueroa, whose Honor Roll daughter was suspended for wearing a sweater in school even though the building has documented heating problems.
I know her because she emailed me through her involvement in fighting for Justice for Thuan Tran, the student whose Malcom X/Martin Luther King mural was taken down at Laboy's request, with the comment that he could put another mural up without Malcolm X on it.
Ms. Figueroa is being targeted by Laboy through her daughter, and I know some things I will keep to myself at this point as I have referred her to duly licensed Massachusetts counsel. Here are the Mural Postings that Mr. Laboy thankfully cannot remove from this blawg:
This then, is what I wrote when Laboy said the Malcolm X was not appropriate:
Fact: Contrary to Superintendent Laboy's comment, Malcolm X did not advocate violence even before he went to Mecca. What he said was "We are nonviolent with people who are nonviolent with us."
This means that he would advocate violence only when violence was given, which is a lawful reaction.
Fact: After he went to Mecca, he said this:
Never have I witnessed such sincere hospitality and the overwhelming spirit of true brotherhood as practiced by people of all colors and races here in this Ancient Holy Land, the home of Abraham, Muhammad and all other prophets of the Holy Scriptures. For the past week, I have been utterly speechless and spellbound by the graciousness I see displayed all around me by people of all colors.
Wilfredo T. Laboy needs to be put on a leash and in a cage, and his actions monitored by everyone because he's running a circus freak-show over there at the high school.
Now that the issue has gone public, I am posting this to BostonNOW in about 10 Minutes.