Rev. Eric Rapaglia On Ideas to Benefit Minorities

Mount Carmel pastor, the Rev. Eric Rapaglia, hires [a] firebrand educator with ties to a white supremacist group, Frank Borzellieri, to run a Bronx Catholic school where most of the students are black and Latino:

Mount Carmel pastor, the Rev. Eric Rapaglia, said he knew of Borzellieri's views, but didn't "see any cause for concern" when he hired him to run the 200-student elementary school.

"I knew of him from my last parish," he said. "Do I agree with all of it? No. But I think much of it is valuable and logical and reasonable.

"A lot of his ideas would actually benefit minorities," he added.

Ideas like, for example, this one:

In 2004, Borzellieri wrote the book "Don't Take It Personally: Race, Immigration, Crime and Other Heresies," in which he declares "diversity is a weakness" and says the rising black and Hispanic populations in America will lead to the "New Dark Age."*

*I haven't read Mr. Borzellieri's book.