excuse me..?10:22 pm - 06/15/2012
Principal Who Banned 'God Bless The USA' Getting Racist Death Threats
CONEY ISLAND, BROOKLYN (WPIX)— The controversy over the songs kindergarten students will sing at their graduation from a Brooklyn school continues. First, Lee Greenwood's patriotic "God Bless the USA" was out and Justin Bieber's flirty tune "Baby" was in, but that has all changed.
Now, controversial principal Greta Hawkins has canned Bieber's song too.
P.S. 90 in Coney Island has been in the headlines following Hawkins decision to scrap Greenwood's song because she felt it was offensive to some cultures and religions.
The Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott weighed in on Hawkins decisions saying, "One of the things we've done over the last few years is empower our principals to make decisions as far as their schools are concerned." He went on to say, "She made that decision and I support her in making that decision."
Hawkins scrapping of the patriotic song has resulted in nasty hate mail aimed at the principal that's being investigated by the schools and N.Y.P.D.
One letter says, "You are a filthy, dirty, ugly subhuman gorilla," another says, "Lets hope that AIDS will do what sickle cell anemia failed to do, exterminate your whole simian race."
And there's this one "N------- and their Jew commie bosses are the scum of the earth."
All of this is under investigation and there is a lot of anger over all of this, especially when you consider we're talking kindergartners singing.
There's plenty of time for the controversy to continue to grow, graduation is set for June 20th.
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