‘Ding, dong the witch is gone’: Black parents aghast over racist letter to vice-principal force changes at TDSB

Article Link: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2020/05/26/ding-dong-the-witch-is-gone-black-parents-aghast-over-racist-letter-to-vice-principal-force-changes-at-tdsb.html?li_source=LI&li_medium=thestar_recommended_for_you

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

It’s a startlingly malicious and racist letter sent to a Black vice-principal who had just left her Parkdale school. It reads, “I’m glad you bought my ‘sorrowful’ goodbye in December [redacted name]. Really, I was thinking ding, dong, the witch is gone! I’m so happy to see you leave. You and your little crew that make everything about black this and black that. So what, white people don’t count?” Then, “I never even got a thank you when I bought lunch for ALL of you.” A little later it says, “Well, got rid of [redacted name]. Now I got rid of you.”