UTLA is racist....says Afghan mom uscvball Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 10,732 Likes Received: 17,468 Mar 4, 2021 #1 A Los Angeles mom pushing for schools to reopen has accused a teachers union of racial profiling after they asked for her ethnicity in an email and later blamed 'white wealthy parents' for a 'rushed return' to classrooms. Maryam Qudrat, who is of Afghan descent, says she received an email from United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), the union which represents staff in the LA Unified School District, asking how she identifies after she spoke with the press. Cecily Myart-Cruz, head of UTLA, then slammed a reopening plan proposed Monday, arguing it was being driven largely by 'white wealthy parents'. ... In January - shortly before Qudrat received her email - Myart-Cruz said union members have been 'stalked on social media by wealthy white and Middle Eastern parents' about the reopenings. Qudrat, whose son is in seventh grade, told Fox11: 'Their conclusion is if you want schools to reopen right now, then that means you are racist against African Americans and Latinos.' She was emailed by the union, who said they were conducting a survey on people who have spoken to the media about the reopenings. Qudrat added: 'I felt very targeted. 'I think that they are very clearly case building, they are trying to collect data on folks like me who have been quoted in the LA Times, and they're trying to say that if you are in favor the kids coming back to school, you're racist. 'Anybody who spends 30 seconds reading that email would see that it is very clear pointed racism, they are racial profiling. If it was sent out to somebody who was African American or Latino, they would have a lawsuit on their hands.' Pics to follow.... CrownoftheValley, Troianus Acies and DaFireMedic like this.