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Family Calls Christian School Racist

SAN ANTONIO (CN) - San Antonio Christian Schools made a young black student "attend a 'spiritual retreat,' where he was subjected to a program of racist propaganda in the form of a glorification of Confederate history and the Confederate flag," the young man's parents claim in court.

Thaddeus and Sharon Greene sues the Board of Directors of San Antonio Christian Schools and its principal Robert Armstrong, in Bexar County Court, on behalf of their son, Thaddeus Greene II.

"The defendant school failed to inform the plaintiff parents that the school was not interested in the proper education of minority students, although they represent to the public that the school promotes diversity," the lawsuit states. "To satisfy this hypocritical policy, it is an established pattern that the school will admit a black student and then begin a willful and intentional campaign to have the black student destroyed and dismissed, typically within the first semester.

"Such was the case with plaintiff Thaddeus Greene II. Immediately after being admitted, he was required to attend a 'spiritual retreat,' where he was subjected to a program of racist propaganda in the form of a glorification of the Confederate

history and the Confederate flag.

"Plaintiff student survived those intentional acts of the principal Robert Armstrong, only to subsequently be accused of unfounded wrongful conduct including criminal acts, specifically rape. What is even more egregious is the conduct of using fellow students to build a case for dismissal of plaintiff student from the school by principal Armstrong. The student was dismissed. The dismissal was based on false allegations wrongfully, if not illegally, obtained by principal Armstrong."

The Greenes claim the Board of Directors overrode Armstrong's "propaganda" and reinstated their son on Oct. 16, 2012. "The reinstatement by the Board did not sit well with some of the faculty and other parents who promote racism in this school," the complaint states. The Board was negligent in considering such feedback discriminatory policies and then reversed their decision, against their own school policy in effect at that time, and again dismissed plaintiff student from school."

Armstrong retaliated for young Thaddeus' efforts to stay in school by "publish(ing) disparaging and defamatory remarks" about him, the family claims.

They seek punitive damages for defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligent hiring of Armstrong. They are represented by Olga Brown.

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