Black mother slams white teacher in daughter’s Zoom classroom for disrespecting George Floyd in lesson
“Are you saying this because you’re white?” the mother asked the teacher, who said Floyd shouldn’t have been honored.
As many classrooms have opted for virtual learning amidst the pandemic, parents are now able to hear exactly what’s being taught during their children’s lessons. One Black mother became irate when she heard her daughter’s white teacher make disparaging remarks about George Floyd, the 46-year-old Black man who was killed in Minneapolis police custody this May. The teacher had apparently been telling her students Floyd didn’t deserve to be honored after his death.
“I don’t feel that this conversation you’re having with our children is a good one,” the mother said, hopping on the Zoom call to directly address the teacher.
“It’s 2020. You got racist-ass motherfu*kers that don’t care,” she continued. The teacher tried to cut in and defend herself, unsuccessfully, while the mother voiced her concerns.
“Now you’re in school talking to my kid about George Floyd,” she said. “They ain’t got nothing to do with this. You’re having an ignorant, disrespectful conversation.”
“‘He wasn’t supposed to be honored.’ Are you saying this because you’re white?” she added.
At one point, a student — who had a large Trump 2020 sign behind him — popped on the screen to argue, “It has nothing to do with race.”
Due to the teacher’s comments, the mother decided to pull her daughter out of the virtual class for the day.
“I feel as though, since we’re all Zooming, you need to see my face and I can’t come to speak to you about this. ‘Cause right now, my daughter is leaving your class. And if you would like to speak to me you have my phone number; you have my email,” she said before exiting the classroom.
A clip of the conversation, which begins after the teacher’s remarks, has since gone viral on social media. On Twitter, many users sided with the mother for pulling her daughter out of the class.
“As I teacher myself, I sincerely apologize on [behalf] of all the good teachers,” one user commented. “Systemic racism is definitely a thing in schools.”
See video of the confrontation below.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Below, our gift guide highlights some of our favorite Walmart finds for anyone in need of a home refresh.
“REVOLT Black News” correspondent Kennedy Rue counts down the top five moments from the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, including surprising wins, historic firsts, and dope performances. Sponsored by Amazon.
In this new episode of ‘Bet on Black,’ food and beverage take center stage as aspiring Black entrepreneurs from It’s Seasoned, Black Farmer Box, and Moors Brewing Co. present their business ideas to judges with mentorship from Melissa Butler. Watch here!
Take a look inside the Makers Studio presented by Walmart at REVOLT WORLD, a space where Black creators could hone in on their brand and see it come to life.
REVOLT is continuing its impactful partnership with Walmart by teaming up to showcase Black creatives at HBCUs all-across America. The panel consisted of three experienced, accomplished Black HBCU alumni: Actor and media personality Terrence J, entertainment attorney John T. Rose, and actress and “REVOLT Black News” correspondent Kennedy-Rue McCullough.
Fly Guy DC taps in with REVOLT WORLD attendees to learn what the Opportunity Center, presented by Walmart, means to them and their futures.
In the season finale of “Bet on Black,” special guest judge Ray J joins as the finalists take the main stage to show they have what it takes to win the $200,000 grand prize; Melissa Butler and Eunique Jones Gibson mentor. Presented by Target.
The health of a community can often be traced to the health of the environment that surrounds it. In Atlanta, a woman named Dr. Jaqueline Echols has dedicated her life to helping ensure that people in economically underserved communities have clean rivers – for better health and for the joy of outdoor recreational space.
Walmart supports HBCU students and encourages them to be Black & Unlimited. Fly Guy DC talked to a few at REVOLT WORLD about how being an HBCU student has changed their lives.
Here’s a list of rappers who are named after food. Enjoy — or shall we say, “Bon appetit”?
In this exclusive interview, DDG opens up about his fashion inspiration, what drew him to girlfriend Halle Bailey, dealing with negative opinions about his relationship, and more. Read up!
Whether it be the triumphant “Not Afraid” or resilient “Soldier,” Eminem’s music has the power to inspire you to reach your goals.
The artist has remained remarkably consistent in her song lyrics about making money, telling off haters and feeling liberated since her debut.