Target: Nancy Gordeuk, founder of TNT Academy
Goal: Compel resignation of school official for alleged anti-black racism.
Black students are much more disrespectful than their white peers, according to comments allegedly made by Nancy Gordeuk, founder of Stone Mountain, Georgia’s TNT Academy. This kind of racist attitude has no place in our modern education systems. Demand that Gordeuk resign over her alleged remarks at once.
Controversy has erupted around Gordeuk after video footage from TNT Academy’s most recent graduation ceremony surfaced appearing to show her making racially-charged remarks to the audience. Reports indicate that the graduation ceremony was accidentally cut short by Gordeuk before the class valedictorian could make their speech. Realizing her mistake, Gordeuk tried to reassemble the audience, who had been leaving to the parking lot, so that the valedictorian could speak.
Unfortunately, Gordeuk was unable to reassemble the audience, at which point things turned ugly. The video appears to show her rudely chastising the crowd for leaving so early, and moments later remarking “Look who’s leaving… all the black people!” Needless to say, her apparent remark was met with shouts from the audience, and more people walking out.
If what the video appears to show is true, Gordeuk has no business being involved in the education of the next generation. Sign the petition below to demand that she resign from her position at TNT Academy at once over her alleged remarks.
Dear Ms. Gordeuk,
I am writing you today over the video that has recently surfaced of your TNT Academy’s graduation ceremony, which appears to show you berating and making racist remarks at the audience. This kind of behavior cannot be tolerated in our educators.
It’s often said that only when a person is under pressure do they show their true colors. If this is truly the case, then the world knows your true colors now. As I’m sure you know, the video of the graduation ceremony I am referring to seems to show you patronizing the audience and calling out “all the black people” for leaving the building while you were still talking and before the valedictorian had given their speech.
There is no excuse for this kind of alleged racist behavior and rhetoric, especially from a person involved in the education of the next generation. There is no way to stamp out that unfortunate part of our American past if it is continually reintroduced into every successive generation’s education.
While the mission behind the TNT Academy you founded is admirable, the alleged racism that you appear to bring to the table does no one any good and, indeed, actively harms your students of color. I demand that you resign from your position with TNT Academy at once over the alleged racist comments you made during this graduation ceremony.
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