Parents at Manhattan school reject apology from principal over video mocking white women

The posh $57,000-a-year private school, which counts stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kerry Washington among its alumni, found itself in hot water last month after a video of Ziwe Fumudoh's Showtime show, Ziwe, was shown to students in which she speaks to author Fran Lebowitz, telling her: 'I believe that you are not concerned with how annoying white women can be.'

The incident sparked a fierce backlash from parents with some, including Cuban-American Gabriela Baron, complaining in a letter that the video was 'blatantly racist' and said she was removing her daughter from the academy.

In her apology email Brizendine wrote: 'We take this seriously; it is never acceptable to ridicule anyone at any time.