The Chicago Public Schools [CPS] system is under fire for the removal of several Black principals.
Prominent civil rights activists, students, and parents joined together at a press conference outside CPS headquarters on Thursday to call for the removal of CPS CEO Pedro Martinez.
The group, which included trial attorney Ben Crump and Reverend Jesse Jackson, banded together to “demand justice for CPS principals who have faced wrongful termination due to alleged corruption and discrimination.”
The press release sent by Crump also claimed that CPS built cases against terminated Black principals based on “fabricated reports filled with false claims.”
“When it happens three times, four times, five times, six times, seven times, it is a pattern and practice of discrimination against Black principals,” Crump continued.
According to WGN, the three principals Crump is defending were present at the press conference and claimed that the allegations against them are baseless and merely race-based.
Lynn White, who was chairwoman of the selection committee at Lindblom that selected Muhammed, mentioned texts that allegedly support claims that the terminations were race-based.
“It was stated in a text that went out to staff persons that we did not need him there because he was part of the Black group of Muslims,” White said at the press conference.
CPS presides over 300,000 students and 600 schools.
CPS and Crump did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s direct request for comment.