FILE – This September 26, 2018 file photo shows Alison Collins (right) during an editorial committee meeting in San Francisco. Collins, the former vice president of the San Francisco Schools Board, is suing the district and her colleagues after they voted to dismiss her for tweeting her in 2016 saying that Asian Americans thought “white supremacists” . The San Francisco Chronicle says Collins filed the lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, alleging it violated their constitutional rights, including freedom of speech. She is aiming for almost $ 30 million.


Liz Hafalia

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The former vice president of the San Francisco School Board is suing the district and her colleagues after they voted to dismiss her for tweeting in 2016 Asian Americans suggesting the thinking of “white supremacists.” “used.

Alison Collins filed the lawsuit in federal court Wednesday, alleging she had violated her constitutional rights, including freedom of speech, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

She wants the board of directors to restore her lost positions and is demanding nearly $ 90 million in damages from the school district and five school council members who supported the vote.

At a rally on Wednesday evening, Collins said she was the focus of a “targeted smear campaign to label me a racist,” reported KGO-TV.

Collins, who is black, came under fire after critics discovered tweets she wrote in 2016. Many Asian Americans, she wrote, “believe that they benefit from the ‘Model Minority’ BS ‘” and “use the thinking of the white supremacists to assimilate and advance.” . ‘”