Bronx principal accused of making racist remarks

August 1, 2011 2:57:14 PM PDT
Some parents in the Bronx are questioning why a man accused of making racist remarks is a school principal.

Frank Borzellieri, is the outspoken conservative turned Bronx Catholic School Principal.

He's written controversial books including "Don't take it personally: race, immigration and other heresies", where he declared "diversity is a weakness" and America's rising black and Hispanic population will lead to a "new dark age".

His views have gotten him face time on national talk shows including ABC'S 20-20.

"Well, here we are in the multicultural heartland and everything is in Spanish here. I don't even feel like I'm in the United States. I feel like I'm in the middle of Latin America," he said.

Today he's the principal of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Fordham section of the Bronx.

Most of the students are black and Hispanic.

Eyewitness News couldn't reach him at his Middle Village apartment for his side of the story.

Yesterday at Sunday mass things got heated when Juan Varela interrupted mass because he's outraged the 48-year-old works with children.

"He believes that Hispanics are not the equals of whites. I question pastor bring him here," he said.

The Archdiocese says Borzellieri got the principal job in 2009 after working in two other parish schools since 2005.

There have been no complaints.