A Jewish father in Los Angeles has accused the renowned West L.A.-based private Brentwood School of discrimination towards her daughter, who is studying at the said school.
Jerome Eisenberg filed a lawsuit against the school on June 8 in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Eisenberg accused the school of breach of contract, violation of California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, among other items.
Brentwood School and head of school Michael Riera are named as defendants in the case.
The plaintiff’s complaint said he enrolled his daughter for the 2019-20 academic year.
Eisenberg said after the enrollment, changes in the school curriculum soon occurred.
He revealed that in his daughter’s eighth-grade literature class, classic texts such as To Kill a Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies were replaced with Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped.
He added that students were also forced to study charts on “Becoming Anti-Racist.”
The plaintiff further revealed that while the school’s Office of Equity and Inclusion created affinity groups that allowed students and parents to share their culture, attempts to create an affinity group among Jewish parents were “stifled” by Brentwood School leadership.
He said the defendants have “anti-Semitic animus.”
“Michael Riera pulled a bait-and-switch with the school’s curriculum and culture,” the lawsuit states.