NEWS Bitter dispute over renaming school after Hodan Nalayeh

After a months-long consultation process with York Region community members to rename a Vaughan high school, a bitter dispute has led to accusations of anti-Semitism and resulting allegations of racism.

This week, the results of a community survey found a plurality of residents want the school to be named after a Somali-Canadian woman, the late journalist Hodan Nalayeh.

Now, David Sherman, a Board of Trustees member within the York Region District School Board, is alleging “certain groups” in the community have collected name submissions from outside the country to improperly bolster support for naming the school after Nalayeh.

Sherman claims that has led submissions to be overwhelmingly in favour of Nalayeh, contrary to what the “local community” wants.

Black community advocacy groups say Sherman’s comments are racist, and say Nalayeh’s name was legitimately the first choice of the highest number of those surveyed by the school board, in a fair process.

As well, two other trustees, including the board chair, said Sherman’s views do not reflect their views or those of the board and they see no issues with the survey.

Vaughan Secondary School is being renamed after groups including Parents of Black Children and the Vaughan African Canadian Association campaigned for months last year. Benjamin Vaughan was an 18th-century British slave owner.

 
After a months-long consultation process with York Region community members to rename a Vaughan high school, a bitter dispute has led to accusations of anti-Semitism and resulting allegations of racism.

This week, the results of a community survey found a plurality of residents want the school to be named after a Somali-Canadian woman, the late journalist Hodan Nalayeh.

Now, David Sherman, a Board of Trustees member within the York Region District School Board, is alleging “certain groups” in the community have collected name submissions from outside the country to improperly bolster support for naming the school after Nalayeh.

Sherman claims that has led submissions to be overwhelmingly in favour of Nalayeh, contrary to what the “local community” wants.

Black community advocacy groups say Sherman’s comments are racist, and say Nalayeh’s name was legitimately the first choice of the highest number of those surveyed by the school board, in a fair process.

As well, two other trustees, including the board chair, said Sherman’s views do not reflect their views or those of the board and they see no issues with the survey.

Vaughan Secondary School is being renamed after groups including Parents of Black Children and the Vaughan African Canadian Association campaigned for months last year. Benjamin Vaughan was an 18th-century British slave owner.

As we can see from this these people are clearly biased against renaming the school after the late Hodan Nalayeh and are trying everything in their power to have the school named after someone else
 
How can anti-Semitism be a factor in this case?
Sherlyn Grant, who founded Parents of Black Children, an advocacy group for black students and parents facing systemic hurdles in education, says Sherman’s work – including a tweet this week that “Jewish voices count” and that Thornhill highly supports “naming high school after Holocaust Survivor” – ignores members of the Black community who supported Nalayah.

In a statement to The Star, Sherman accused the Vaughan African Canadian Association of objecting to Holocaust survivors being shortlisted.

“My issue is with the way the information is presented; One name is locally supported, the other is not” he said, adding that he had always advocated to ensure that all votes came from the community.

“No group has the right to independently determine the name of a new school.”

The star asked Sherman on Thursday afternoon what he meant by “locally supported”

 

Grigori Rasputin

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Wariyaha SomaliSpot
Manne! Someone needs to tell that bastard Sherman that we also had a genocide. He needs to go f*^k himself. These yahuuds are tiny members of society but want to be named after everything and want to dominate the media and want to use the Holocaust as pretense. Look what their people are doing to the Palestine. Besides, the Congo genocide was more ruthless. How many people were killed in the Congo by the Belgium King ? How come no one mentions it.
 

Basra

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This is Hate against Dhulbahante. I am not having it at ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


(if they use the anti-Semite card, am using my card too )
 

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