Last week, a current parent at my alma mater took pains not only to write an extremely angry letter of 1700 words decrying the Brearley School’s anti-racism work — he then mailed it to every single family in the school. That’s hundreds of letters, printed, stuffed into envelopes, stamped, addressed and mailed. Who did this work, I wonder? Was it Andrew Gutmann himself, who self-identifies as an investment banker, though he seems to work for himself? Was it his family — maybe his wife, apparently too modest and self-effacing to sign the letter herself, but happy to contribute some grunt…

Zanthe Taylor

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