Texas School Racial Equity Committee Co-Chair Quits After Clash with Parents

Earlier this week, an officer of a Texas school district’s racial equity panel had resigned after admitting to having released personal information online about parents and leaving a voicemail containing profanity for another parent.

“F— you, you stupid b—-. F— you with your White privilege, not caring about the well-being of others, f— you,” Garcia-Lopez said in the voicemail.

Norma Garcia-Lopez, co-chair of the Fort Worth School Board Racial Equity Committee, disclosed her decision in an email which Fox News obtained from a school board member.

“I am writing to inform [Fort Worth Independent School District] that it has become necessary for me to resign from my volunteer positions with the District, including as a member and co-chair of the Racial Equity Committee and as a member of the Redistricting Committee,” Garcia-Lopez stated.

“Every student in FWISD deserves equity and respect. That is my passion and reason for serving on those committees. I cannot allow the vile and relentless attacks on me by white supremacists to distract from or overshadow the continued pursuit of equity in FWISD. That work is too vital. Please notify the appropriate FWISD staff and committee members of my resignation,“ Garcia-Lopez added. 

Claudia Garibay, a spokeswoman for the district, confirmed that the co-chair has indeed tendered her resignation.

“Ms. Norma Garcia-Lopez is a community member, not an employee of the District, and has voluntarily relinquished her position as co-chair of the Racial Equity Committee,” Garibay wrote.

Garcia-Lopez had divulged the personal information of Kerri Rehmeyer’s mother, who joined others to sue the school district for a blocking of a coronavirus mask mandate. Garcia-Lopez also admitted to calling out Rehmeyer in a voicemail.

Rehmeyer said she was glad to know that Garcia-Lopez has left her post.

“Ultimately, we are relieved to hear that Norma Garcia-Lopez will no longer hold positions of influence in Fort Worth ISD, but we are disappointed by the complete lack of action by the Board of Trustees,” Rehmeyer told reporters.

Rehmeyer admitted that she didn’t expect the school district to treat her or other parents fairl and predicted that they would continue to ignore their concerns. Rehmeyer noted that Garcia-Lopez had previously been defended by the Racial Equity Committee.

Garcia-Lopez denied that she “doxxed” her parents. However, she did admit to releasing their personal data online and encouraging others to call them out.

“Some people consider my actions doxxing. It’s not doxxing when you expose someone who filed a public motion in a public court of law that impacts public school children,” she told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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