finally a student who has the courage to speak out against authority
I’ve seen this twice today. Coming from a future teacher I appreciate this!
I hate how she completely talks over him like ” get out im not listening”
and the teachers are used to people sassing, but this is good. he’s saying the things. the good things.
I will keep reblogging this. I have so much respect for this kid.
this dude is a poet.
okay, yes, i will repost this, again—because the child is speaking truth.
one more thing: he is not exactly “speaking truth to power.”
and, to be frank: this is an example of white privilege.
slow down with me.
i didn’t say “white supremacy.”
what i see, in this video, is a classroom of entirely dark-skinned students—with the exception of this one white student.
the teacher seems to be, in the one shot i see of her, a black woman.
speaking as a former university professor; high school teacher; someone who has built my own school, cradle to grave; and a woman of color; i will note the following.
students of color are taught to be afraid of authority; they aren’t encouraged to “buck systems.” we see all too frequently what types of damages result, when k-12 students individually attempt speaking truth to power. this is not the movies, gente.
teachers of color are taught to be afraid of authority; they don’t “buck systems.” we see all too frequently what types of damages result, when k-12 teachers individually attempt speaking truth to power. this is not the movies, gente.
white students generally have much less to lose, when they speak out, in a k-12 classroom setting.
the student captured here is not demonstrating fear; he is indignant. and righteously so.
good for him. seriously: good for him.
white privilege can sometimes be the only privilege available, in a room.
and that’s what we’re seeing in action, here: the only privilege in a room.
so, while i’m heartened someone is speaking truth, this video also saddens me.
because i’m alive to the fact the kid holding the phone is shooting at an angle that won’t allow him to get busted, for filming.
i’m alive to the fact most the students are speaking in hushed tones, if at all.
and the only sound permitted is an outburst of laughter.
what did anyone really learn?