The Gender Race Card Hezitorial
YONKERS, NY — June 17, 2020 — Members of the NAACP were informed that a meeting was to be called to order by Yonkers Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Quezada at 4:30pm today. The purpose was to replace Dr. Cory Reymolds who departed to work with the Greenburg Board of Education. Dr. Reynolds’ replacement was to be Dr. Andrea Corbett yet only if she would accept a demotion of between $13,000 to $20,000. Dr. Quezada is said to claim that the Yonkers Board of Education cannot afford to pay Dr. Cordett, the same salary that was paid to the now departed Mr. Reynolds, a man of color. Dr. Cordett is proposed to be downgraded in title from Deputy Superintendent to Assistant Superintendent.
Dr. Cory Reynolds, a man of color, was paid the higher salary as befits his title, position, responsibility. Dr. Quezada claims the the YBoE does not have the money to pay her the rate to which she is entitled. Dr. Cordett is a woman of color.
Sources who wish to remain anonymous, fearful of retribution, inform the Yonkers Tribune that upon Dr. Reynolds departure to Greenburgh, Dr. Quezada’s excuse is that the YBoE does not have the financial capacity to pay her at the rate they paid Dr. Reynolds. That make no sense to the Yonkers Tribune. While the title and responsibility are the same, as was the qualifications of Dr. Reynolds, since his departure, the only change would be the gender of the replacement, that is, Dr. Cordett. Why does the woman of color need to suffer this insult? Is this not an issue of gender bias? If not, then what is it?
It is a slap in the black community’s face that after our one black male Asst. Superintendent resigns, you then demote the one black female to Deputy Superintendent.
Members of the NAACP suggest they will not submit to the bias and insult.
Expect an update…