A student at a Norman, Oklahoma High School captured video of a teacher telling students that all white people are racist.
The student told KFOR News Channel that her teacher was lecturing on “how to heal the racial divide” and she was so stunned at what was being taught that she decided to pull out her cell phone and start recording.
In her recording, you can hear the teacher clearly state “to be white is to be racist, period.”
The student, offended by the teachers claim, told KFOR that “half of my family is Hispanic, so I just felt like, you know, him calling me racist just because I’m white… I mean, where’s your proof in that?”
The video continues, capturing the teacher asking, “Am I racist? And, I say yeah. I don’t want to be. It’s not like I choose to be racist, but do I do things because of the way I was raised?”
Following the release of the audio, Normal Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joe Siano released a statement:
“Racism is an important topic that we discuss in our schools. While discussing a variety of philosophical perspectives on culture, race and ethics, a teacher was attempting to convey to students in an elective philosophy course a perspective that had been shared at a university lecture he had attended. We regret that the discussion was poorly handled. When the district was notified of this concern it was immediately addressed. We are committed to ensuring inclusiveness in our schools.”
“You start telling someone something over and over again that’s an opinion, and they start taking it as fact,” the student told KFOR. “So, I wanted him to apologize and make it obvious and apparent to everyone that was his opinion.”