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News from Progress Michigan

November 22, 2016

Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574,

Progress Michigan Calls for Roseville School Board VP to Step Down

Alfredo Fancesconi’s Facebook page is rife with ignorance and bigotry

MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan is calling for the vice president of the Roseville Community School Board to step down amid reports and glaring examples of bigoted and ignorant posts on his personal Facebook page.

Fancesconi is listed on the district’s website as the board’s vice president. His personal Facebook page is public for anyone to see and is littered with factually inaccurate, bigoted, racist, and Islamophobic posts.

“At a time when school districts across the country, including Michigan, are dealing with racial and religious harassment and discrimination in schools by those emboldened by Donald Trump’s election, these type of posts from a supposed leader in the district cannot be tolerated. He must step down immediately,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “Our schools need to be a welcoming and inclusive place for everyone regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or gender and Mr. Fancesconi clearly doesn’t have what it takes to foster a safe learning environment for all students.”

One example of Fancesconi’s posts, which was published on November 11 after the election, features a picture of Donald Trump and reads in all caps: “ No, I’m not going to kill the gays, make slavery legal, and take away women’s rights. I’m not a Muslim.”


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