The National Archives reported Monday that a San Francisco school board vice chairwoman who supported Black Lives Matter received widespread criticism after racist tweets against Asian-Americans in 2016 were unearthed. The Black Lives Matter woman said Asians use “white supremacy thinking” and that Asians are “Family niggers,” but she refused to resign from her position as school board vice president.
Alison Collins, vice president of the school board in 2016, tweeted, “The fact is that many Asian Americans are actively promoting these myths. They use white supremacist thinking to assimilate and ‘get ahead’.”
In a Twitter post, Collins, a black woman, went on to write, “Talk to many Parents at Lowell High School (San Francisco) and you’ll hear praise for Tiger Moms and disparagement of black/brown ‘Culture‘.”
In fact many Asian American Ts, Ss, and Ps actively promote these myths. ahead”.
- Alison Collins Colleen (@AliMCollins) December 4,2016
In another thread, Collins wrote, “I even saw former high school classmates on my Facebook timeline. They are all white and Asian in their timeline. Don’t identify with Black Lives Matter at all.”
I even see it in my FB timeline with former HS peers. their TLs are full of White and Asian ppl. no recognition #BlackLivesMatter No recognition #BlackLivesMatter exists.
- Alison Collins Highly Reeds (@AliMCollins) December 4,2016
Collins took to Twitter to question, “Where are the Asians who spoke out against Trump? Don’t Asian Americans know they’re on Trump’s list?” The school board official also expanded on her racist comments, saying, “Do Asians think they won’t be deported? Be profiled? Be beaten? Being a family nigger is being a family nigger. You are still considered ‘helpers.'”
With black violence against the Asian community on the rise this year, these tweets by Collins were rehashed again, sparking outrage, and all 19 top administrators in the San Francisco school district’s central office denounced Collins in an open letter this week, but Collins still refuses to step down. The district administrators blasted Collins for not apologizing, saying she “does not seem willing to take meaningful responsibility for her actions.
In response to the backlash, Collins said this week, “Some of the tweets and social media posts I made in 2016 have recently been rehashed out of context, but there are nuances to the meaning of the conversation at that specific moment.”
Collins’ social media accounts are littered with posts supporting Black Lives Matter Gui, a movement known for mass violence and looting against race.