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  • Reply to: This American Life Takes On East Ramapo School Kerfuffle   2 hours 47 min ago

    My heart aches. Listened to This American Life story and almost couldn't bear it. The division and disharmony that humans are capable of is disenheartening. Sending love and prayers to all the people in that town.

  • Reply to: This American Life Takes On East Ramapo School Kerfuffle   6 hours 15 min ago

    I find it sickening in this day and age of "political courruptness" that this group of people will twist the law to their benefit and the detriment of others. All children of this town deserve a quality education and the school board is creating a stone around their own necks with this shameful selfishness. There are a whole generation of anti-semites being born of this, and for a board-member to say "If you dont like it, move is criminal. Absolute power has made them drunk. For them to take an educational sytem that isn't good enough for their own children for a ride speaks volumes. I am shocked and saddened at this state of affairs. I will forward this to every one I know to raise the awareness of this heinous travesty. For a people all to well aware of what racism and predjudice is to perpitrate this on others is onconscionable. If evil exists it is alive and well in East Ramapo.

  • Reply to: This American Life Takes On East Ramapo School Kerfuffle   6 hours 16 min ago

    how come nobody votes them out?

  • Reply to: This American Life Takes On East Ramapo School Kerfuffle   6 hours 20 min ago

    When you strip this story down to its essentials, what you have is a criminal enterprise. The school board members who perpetrated this scheme need to be prosecuted for violating public trust and stealing public property. The religious element is simply a distraction.

  • Reply to: This American Life Takes On East Ramapo School Kerfuffle   11 hours 6 min ago

    Lack of political courage in Albany has enabled one minority group to oppress, deprive and stifle the dreams and ambitions of other monorities. This is as much an issue of group-thinking arrogance as it is a matter of political cowardness at the highest levels in NY political circles. Chasidic Jews in the East Ramapo district are politically monolithic and disciplined in the exercise of their right to vote, much as others of similar stripes are in NYC and other parts of the state. NY politicos have not taken on the mismanagement and abuses displayed by this minority group because they vote in blocks, vote as instructed by their religious leadership, and, let's face it, does Cuomo or any other politico really want to gain blocks of enemies, as they surely would, if they take on a well organized, well indoctrinated group such as the chasidics of East Ramapo? It is an obvious cowardly political calculus: Blacks and Latinos in this town do not vote, as demonstrated by the lopsided composition of the district's board of education, so the cowardly politicos of NY much rather not take on the clear violations and abuses in which the majority group in the board have and continue to engage to avoid making a block of enemies on election day.