A 15-year-old student said he’s moving school districts due to openly biased public school teachings, according to The Western Journal.
“But never once did he mention an identity that reflects me or half the kids that were in the class.”
“You must admit how uncomfortable it will be to be characterized just by your skin color on the first day of school and be thought that you were wrong just because of your skin color,” Taylor stated.
“I’ll never forget the look one of my friends gave me from across the room as we were sitting there listening to this blatant bias being expressed in the so-called equity statement by the leader of our school.
“To be clear, I don’t need you to tell me that I matter, but hearing the condolences given to other races and leaving just one race out, inevitably you’ll start to feel like you’ve done something wrong.”
“In our principal’s attempt to unify us, he instead created unwarranted boundaries and barriers between his students, pitting us against each other based on characteristics that we can’t control.”
“There is clearly only one way to think in this district.”
“It’s a shame that you’re not going to be able to say that I was an alumni of RHS in District 196.”
“The problem is these school districts are acting like some of us are guilty for just existing, and somehow inadvertently responsible for any injustice [and] from what I saw, it made all the kids who have been in RHS feel uncomfortable and tense.”
“If just one person stands up, then other people will feel more empowered to do the same.”
From The Western Journal:
In his speech, Taylor told the board he didn’t just hear from other students who felt pressured to conform to a certain viewpoint in order to secure a good grade. He said he was also approached by teachers who told him they agreed with his views but couldn’t express that because they feared retaliation from the district.
Taylor asked the board members to “look at yourselves in the mirror tonight and ask, are you really standing up for the equality of all people, or are you just pushing a damaging political ideology on our students?”
He added that he would be attending a Christian school online and while there would be sacrifices, like not being able to walk in graduation, “I will be able to learn an environment that is not intent on punishing me daily for my skin color and political views.”
Even if the board members wanted to write Taylor’s speech off as “malarkey or Fox News talking points,” he urged them to think about it and promised to do something big with his life.