A clever and competent reader sent us an email yesterday along with some unbelievable audio that her son, a student at Royal Palm Beach High School in Florida, recorded (all stealth-like!) during his Earth Sciences class. Take a listen, and let me know if you hear anything earth science-y in it. (Hint: You won’t, because the teacher has an entirely different agenda);
Now, I don’t know about you all, but when I had earth science classes in high school, I was taught stuff about the atmosphere, and plate tectonics, and volcanoes and stuff. Not about how black people have been shuffled off to ghettos to keep them from having economic stability.
This mom’s son had been complaining for some time about the fact that his earth science teacher (a black man by the name of Mr. Edmonds) hadn’t been teaching any earth science. Her son told her that Mr. Edmonds had been promoting black on white aggression, that he’d been telling the class that white people hold black people down. Her son had complained that Mr. Edmonds spent a whole lot of time stirring up racial divisiveness in his classroom, but didn’t spend much time teaching earth science. She admitted, in her email to us, that she had sort of blown this off, but then her son sent her the above audio clip via text from class several days ago.
While he was recording another clip, of the teacher telling the kids why they shouldn’t believe in God, and that God and Jesus aren’t real, he was caught recording by Mr. Edmonds, and was told to delete the recording, which he did. But the recording you heard above had already been texted to his mom, and she reacted quickly.
She texted her son to excuse himself from class and instructed him to meet her in the front office asap. The principal was away from the school that day, but she was able to meet with one of the assistant principals. She was told that there’d been no previous complaints about Mr. Edmonds’ teaching, but the assistant principal agreed to remove her son from the class and place him in a different science class.
Still, this mom asked, what about the rest of the kids in that class? Why should they be subjected to Mr. Edmonds’ rants about black oppression, when they are there to learn about earth science?