SOUTH BEND, Ind. — REAL News Michiana has learned another radical St. Joseph County Health Department employee has tendered her resignation following an RNM exclusive exposing her political activism within her taxpayer funded position. Cassy White, the Director of the St. Joseph County Health Department’s HEED (Health Equity, Epidemiology and Data) unit officially resigned on June 2nd. HEED was created in 2020 at the height of the George Floyd and BLM riots. White was tasked with being the inaugural head of the unit.
Just last month, an RNM investigation uncovered White’s overtly Marxist and racist agenda within the DoH in the form of Critical Race Theory tenets. She was even using her position to promote the historically defunct 1619 Project that was written by CRT enthusiast Nikole Hannah Jones.
It turns out, White wasn’t even hiding her agenda — it’s all laid out on the county’s department of health website through White’s HEED Unit.
The website gives “educational tools” for CRT’s mainstaple of “anti-racism” where white people are to admit their privilege and feel guilty for the color of their skin. It also pushes people to the 1619 Project, an article called Fear a Black President by CRT leader Ta-Nehisi Coates and the radical leftist podcast for pushing CRT into schools called Nice White Parents.
White wrote an extremely gaslighting oped in the South Bend Tribune claiming a toxic work environment was the reason for her leaving the department.
White’s Second-in-Command, Taylor Coats, also resigned from her position following multiple RNM stories regarding her racist activism within the department. She told the South Bend Tribune that she did not feel safe working for the department any longer. However, she felt safe enough to tell a room of people that she did not like them because they were white.
“This is the room and table I like the least.” Taylor Coats said while referring to the color of everyone’s skin at a Board of Health meeting in February. “I don’t like seeing this. A bunch of white people sitting around making decisions.”
In March, REAL News Michiana reported that the St. Joseph County Department of Health diverted tens of thousands of dollars from a lead mitigation program, that mainly focuses on preventing lead poisoning in minority children, to pay Coats’ salary, who had little to no involvement in lead mitigation. According to sources, the move was made unilaterally two years ago by then Health Officer Dr. Robert Einterz.
Coats was moved into the position from a social worker role in 2021. It appears the appropriation was never approved by the County Council and could have potentially been revoked by the elected officials, according to RNM’s sources.
It’s unclear exactly what Coats did at the Department of Health overall. However, she recently represented the county in a radical “Reproductive Justice” panel at Notre Dame and went on a smear campaign against local elected officials.
In April, Coats joined former St. Joseph County Health Officer Dr. Robert Einterz on a political panel to attack conservatives only days after he resigned from his position. The event which was called “The War on Public Health” included a flyer that stated, “Local officials are attacking public Health! You are invited to learn more and save public health!”
While Einterz claimed that conservatives were politicizing the Health Department during that event, it appears he is either projecting or gaslighting the public. During his tenure as the top doctor in the county, Einterz was responsible for an illegal mask mandate and stretching COVID data to close down churches.
In July of 2021, an RNM investigation discovered Einterz and several Health Board members were breaking Indiana public records laws by holding secret meetings.
During the height of COVID, RNM published a story regarding one of Einterz’ employees stating she wished doctors would deny care to people who did not wear a mask or get the COVID vaccine. It does not appear the employee was ever disciplined for the remarks.
RNM also discovered a scheme in which Einterz was using the health department to attack the businesses of political opponents. This led to a massive lawsuit that is currently ongoing.
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