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Labeled a Red for Fighting Segregation

Peter Rugh Jun 5

We speak with Jill Bloomberg, a New York City principal who says the Department of Education is investigating her for communist activities because of her integration advocacy. Baruch College Prof. Clarence Taylor,

Baruch College Prof. Clarence Taylor, author of Reds at the Blackboard, also weighs in, drawing connections between communist purges in the city school system beginning in the 1940s and the intensely segregated classrooms of today’s New York.

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Photo: Jill Bloomberg, principal at Park Slope Collegiate in Brooklyn. Credit: Peter Rugh.