Wednesday, July 7, 2010

LACCD’S ACADEMIC SENATE PRESIDENT WANTS TO TELL NORTHEAST COMMUNITY TO “FUCK OFF” OVER LOSS OF NORTHEAST SATELLITE CAMPUS

E-mails Show Los Angeles City College President Jamillah Moore Agreed With Academic Senate President Ken Sherwood That the Community Ought To Be Told To “Fuck Off”

The ongoing investigation of the circumstances surrounding the transfer of the Northeast Satellite Campus of Los Angeles City College into the hands of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has turned up another example of the arrogance of the current administration of the District and Los Angeles City College.

What brought on this barrage of profanity and disrespect? Netty Carr, a founder of the Van de Kamps Coalition had the nerve to very politely ask Los Angeles Community College President Dr. Jamillah Moore a few questions about what was happening with the change of the Van de Kamps Campus from the promised Community College Satellite to a "commercial tenant based" property.

Below is the email exchange where Carr (and the rest of the community, by extension) is crudely insulted by the "leadership" of the College. Ken Sherwood is the Academic Senate President, he is a "Ralph Bunche Distinguished Professor of Speech". I wonder what Nobel Peace Prize winner Ralph Bunche, would have had to say about how this professor "communicates".

This is a disgusting example of the way these arrogant "educators" and "leaders" regard the community that pays the taxes that support them. It is particularly pointed in light of the tag line Sherwood puts on his emails: "Educating minds, opening hearts, celebrating community". This is a terrible example for the young people he is supposed to be "educating". Sherwood and Moore are not demonstrating the kind of character or judgement we would hope a people we trust with our youth would have.

We think Carr, who was honored for her community activism by Senator Carol Liu as a "Woman of the Year" for the 21st Senatorial District in 2009, would not have chosen to have her community efforts "celebrated" quite this way.

Most government bodies, educational institutions and many companies have standards for language and subject matter used on their official emails - profanity, particularly the "F" word and other especially crude, graphic and sexual profanity is verboten…maybe Los Angeles Community College District just has no standards…it would explain a lot.

Both Moore and Sherwood's email addresses are listed below, in case you would like to let them know what you think of their highly educated communication. It would not be a bad idea to copy their boss, Interim Chancellor Wieder

Chancellor Weider, care of : justincl@laccd.edu
email for Dr. Moore: moorejk@lacitycollege.edu
----- Original Message -----
From: Sherwood, Kenneth G
To: Moore, Jamillah K,
Sent: Wed May 06 17:26:29 2009
Subject: RE: VDK / NE Campus questions

OMG. Tell her to fuck off!

KEN SHERWOOD PRESIDENT, ACADEMIC SENATE RALPH BUNCHE DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF SPEECH COMMUNICATION LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE AD 223

323-953-4000 xt 2469 (o)
323-953-4013 (f)
Educating minds, opening hearts, celebrating community

Below- Moore's reply of agreement with Sherwoods' "f her" email

-----Original Message-----
From: Moore, Jamillah K
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 6:46 PM
To: Sherwood, Kenneth G
Subject: Re: VDK / NE Campus questions

Sure

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Sent using BlackBerry

Below-Moore's comment about Netty that started Sherwood's "f her" email.

-----Original Message-----
From: Moore, Jamillah K
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 5:25 PM
To: Sherwood, Kenneth G
Subject: Fw: VDK / NE Campus questions

She is in a different world.

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Sent using BlackBerry

Sherwood further expresses what we can only take to be his pleasure at their poetic exchange:

From: Sherwood, Kenneth G [Sherwood, Kenneth G]
To: Moore, Jamillah K
CC:
BCC:
Sent: 5/6/2009 6:47:15 PM
Subject: RE: VDK / NE Campus questions
Attachments:

Wow. Why was that so easy? LOL

KEN SHERWOOD PRESIDENT, ACADEMIC SENATE RALPH BUNCHE DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF SPEECH COMMUNICATION LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE AD 223
323-953-4000 xt 2469 (o)
323-953-4013 (f)
Educating minds, opening hearts, celebrating community

Netty's original message which sparked such outrage and potty talk among our distinguished Community College leaders. Moore got one thing right, Netty is in a different world, one where she extends courtesy and we all try to avoid being so rude and crude.

----- Original Message -----
From: Netty Carr
To: Moore, Jamillah K
Sent: Wed May 06 13:47:10 2009
Subject: VDK / NE Campus questions

Hello Dr. Moore,

I'm following up on the Atwater Village / Glassell Park Town Hall meeting. Is there a date set yet and will you be the one giving the presentation to the community? Since there were only 7 community members who attended the April 27th meeting, I'd like to request a full presentation like you had at the MLK Library District meeting. The North East communities have been waiting a long time and deserve the full presentation.

Since you have handed off this project to the District and they are now in charge the NE Campus who do we direct our questions / concerns to? Can you give us contact list of all the decision makers for the NE campus. Many people have moved on from the project over the 8 year span and we need to have a updated contact list.

I'm hoping you can answer this question if not, please refer me to someone who can. Since the Campus was built with bond money funded by the taxpayers and now the District will be leasing the buildings out and collecting the lease money where will the proceeds from the leases go and how will North East Los Angeles stake holders benefit from this arrangement

Thanks........................Ciao, Netty

ÿflMessage File name: RE VDK NE Campus questions (14).msg

* emails above are as we received them from Los Angeles Community College District, as a result of a California Public Records Act request, with the exception that we added emphasis with some bolding and character size increase, tried to put them in order and removed private people's emails to protect their privacy.