High schooler records teacher’s racism lecture: ‘To be white is to be racist, period’
A Norman North High School teacher is instructing students that “to be white is to be racist, period.”
A student at the school who did not want to be identified recently used her cell phone to record a classroom lecture at Norman North High School in which her teacher, who also is not identified, explained how to “heal the racial divide,” KFOR reports.
The girl alerted her parents to her teacher’s troubling comments and they in turn contacted district officials to demand answers.
The lecture began with a video about the “Mistreatment of Native Americans” that prompted the student to record the lesson and ended with the teacher’s lecture about racism.
In the video, a man “pulls out this globe with a bottle of white out and marks over a country or a piece of country and puts his name on it,” the student said.
“So he was basically comparing what he had done to the globe to what we did to America,” she said.
When her teacher laid out his theories of racism afterwards, the student said she was stunned.
“To be white is to be racist, period,” the teacher said in the recording. “Am I racist? I say yea. I don’t want to be. It’s not like choose to be racist, but do I do things because of the way I was raised?”
The student was naturally offended by her teacher labeling her a racist.