Spence Parent Pulls Daughter From $57k a Year School, Condemns Video 'Humiliating' White Women

The Spence School in New York City has garnered attention Tuesday after an angry parent removed her daughter. She then wrote a scathing letter to the school when her daughter was shown a video the parent said was "humiliating" to white women.

The letter, written June 11 by Gabriela Baron, a 1989 graduate, former trustee, and, up until recently, a parent at the school, said her daughter's history class was forced to watch a video that "exemplifie[d] hate speech against white women," at one point showing them "tarred and feathered."

In the letter, Baron highlights the fact she is a "first-gen" Cuban American daughter of immigrants and has given "thousands of hours and significant amounts of money to Spence."

The letter gained national attention Tuesday when conservative journalist Megyn Kelly tweeted it out with a message saying a "grossly racist episode attacking white women was forced on girls in class on last day of school," adding she had just pulled her own daughter from the school following its "growing far-left indoctrination."

(Another) Spence parent pulls her kid after grossly racist episode attacking white women is forced on girls in class on last day of school. We just left this school bc of its growing far-left indoctrination. This is a place we've loved-breaks my heart they're doing this. pic.twitter.com/DLEMMCvPUa

— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 15, 2021

The Spence School is an elite private girls' K-12 on the Upper East Side of NYC that charges more than $57,000 in yearly tuition.

"Over the last several years my husband and I have grown increasingly concerned about certain trends at Spence," Baron wrote "including what we believe is a de-emphasis of academic rigor and a single-minded focus on race, diversity and inclusion that is now driving the School and everything that goes on within its walls."

The video in question included most of the pilot episode of Showtime's new series, Ziwe, featuring the up-and-coming 29-year-old comedian, Ziwe Fumudoh, though some minor sexual content was apparently not shown to the students, according to Baron's letter.

What Baron called "The blatantly racist video," featured segments with Fran Lebowitz, Gloria Steinem, and several white women named Karen.

At one point Ziwe asked Lebowitz, "What percentage of white women do you hate? And there is a right answer." This was soon after she had shown the statistic that 55 percent of white women had voted for former President Donald Trump in the last election.

Ziwe asked Steinem how many black friends she has. She gave the Karens all temporary tattoos reading "Karen & Proud," after she read the Urbandictionary.com definition of a "Karen," including the phrase "obnoxious, angry and entitled, often racist, white women."

Ziwe Fumudoh
The Spence School in New York City garnered attention Tuesday after an angry parent removed her daughter and wrote a scathing letter to the school following an episode in which her daughter was shown a video the parent said was "humiliating" to white women. Here, comedian Ziwe Fumudoh attends a premiere on Sept. 26, 2019 in New York City. Manny Carabel/Getty

Baron's letter ended by saying "Spence needs to do better than this and I believe that the family of every student in that class is owed an apology from the school. Racism is racism."

The Spence School faced similar criticism from angry parents in 2020 when Billionaire John Paulson wrote an angry letter bemoaning "anti-white indoctrination."

Newsweek reached out to Gabriela Baron for comment.