MSNBC is reporting the "Principal" of the TNT Academy, which she founded, has been "fired."
“God has forgiven me.”
“The devil was in the house.”
“I told my husband it didn’t sound like me or even feel like me saying it.”
“I’m sorry this gotten all blown out of proportion.”
Of course, she is sorry about the proportion, but I am not reading sincere sorry about her shameful strikeout against black people in her audience.https://youtu.be/aXnV0p1EjTU
"I didn't say the "N" Word or anything like that......"
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......school founder Nancy Gordeuk neglected to bring out the valedictorian to speak during the program. Then, she reacted angrily when audience members would not heed her admonishment to sit back down and listen to his belated speech. Gordeuk was also enraged over one man’s conduct, calling him a goober and a coward. To cap the event, she singled out black audience members for walking out amid the craziness.
TNT Academy describes itself as a “Non-Traditional Educational Center that serves middle and high school students engaged in independent study. ”
A former public and private school teacher, Gordeuk says on her website, “I decided to form TNT Academy for those students that need a one on one or small group setting. It also meets the needs of those students that do not like to listen to lectures, but like some hands on labs and learning. TNT also meets the need of those students that do not like to start a class at 7:30 am. Older students can work and come to school or pursue other activities of team sports on traveling teams, etc. TNT captures the needs of public school students that are bored in a classroom and are starting to get into trouble.”
The TNT Academy founder may feel she has been forgiven by God for her remarks, but there may not be question for what appears manipulation of a student population that appears to be heavy on minority enrollment. Thus, Ms. Gordeuk may claim the best of intentions, but she seems to have developed a profitable revenue niche while harboring a deep degree of bigotry or racism towards people who sustain her business. Forgiven or not, Gordeuk is at a minimum a typical bigot.
Anyone who understands the genesis and roots of racism and bigotry know the psycho/social deficiency is home grown. While we know the origins and nurturing environments of racism, it serves well to remind such social deprivation can be stamped out with concerted efforts to confront and extinguish the behavior.
Ms. Gordeuk claims heavenly forgiveness, but it seems a fleeting charade. There is evidence she has a son who may have racist views that probably emanates from his upbringing. Take a look at her son's tweet to anyone (she and her son claims) are criticism and alleged threats.
The family is laden with racism. Why the apology when it is clearly obvious via her son's follow-up acts.
Yet, there exist a much deeper problem than the bigoted TNT Academy founder. The genesis of post 1960s overt racism can be traced back to America's GOP.
Overt bigotry and racism were once closeted psychic states that manifest in the close sanctity of the home, or to a far lesser degree manifest in extreme violence. After the 1960s social revolution, US racists and a vast majority of its of its foundational bigots were far from mainstream. As the nation moved through the Nixon and Reagan Years political expediency and strategy to win elections became driving forces and tools of the the GOP. Kevin Phillips (Nixon) and Lee Atwater (Reagan) were political strategy gurus who worked to shepherd white racial indifference and intolerance to a powerful rechargeable political expedient voting bloc: the GOP Southern Strategy. Reagan's political expedience commenced with his 1980 announcement of presidential candidacy in Philadelphia County, Mississippi through his frequent affectionate pronouncements of an affinity for the highly segregated Bob Jones University.
William Raspberry on Reagan (2004)
Philadelphia, county seat of Mississippi's Neshoba County, is famous for a couple of things. That is where three civil rights workers -- Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman -- were murdered in 1964. And that is where, in 1980, Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan chose to launch his election campaign, with a ringing endorsement of "states' rights."
WIKI on Bob Jones University
Although BJU had admitted Asians and other ethnic groups from its inception, it did not enroll Africans or African-American students until 1971. From 1971 to 1975, BJU admitted only married blacks, although the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had already determined in 1970 that "private schools with racially discriminatory admissions policies" were not entitled to federal tax exemption. In 1975, the University Board of Trustees authorized a change in policy to admit black students, a move that occurred shortly before the announcement of the Supreme Court decision in Runyon v. McCrary (427 U.S. 160 ), which prohibited racial exclusion in private schools. However, in May of that year, BJU expanded rules against interracial dating and marriage. In 1976, the Internal Revenue Service revoked the university's tax exemption retroactively to December 1, 1970 on grounds that it was practicing racial discrimination. The case eventually was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1982. After BJU lost the decision in Bob Jones University v. United States (461 U.S. 574), the university chose to maintain its interracial dating policy and pay a million dollars in back taxes. The year following the Court decision, contributions to the university declined by 13 percent. In 2000, following a media uproar prompted by the visit of presidential candidate George W. Bush to the university, Bob Jones III dropped the university's interracial dating rule, announcing the change on CNN's "Larry King Live". In the same year Bob Jones III drew criticism when he reposted a letter on the university's web page referring to Mormons and Catholics as "cults which call themselves Christian".
During the early 1980s the university become a veritable playground for Reagan's social paradigm and a place he visited far more than any socially tolerant president should have visited. Alas, the university and Reagan's social advisor were effective tools in galvanizing a loyal and reliable (Southern and Plains States) geographic swath across the nation.
Geographic swaths are only relevant in a political sense when we consider politically influenced denizens. And, the GOP has its loyal base that will cast a social vote despite irrefutable evidence decades of "salting" for political gain accompanied by overwhelming economic incompetence from the GOP. Basically, GOP policy and strategy contributed to a social cancer that has metastasized into the racial divisiveness we live with today.
The GOP exist with a racial reality of 89 to 92% white with no efforts to seriously evolve to a more racially diverse political party. An undeniable fact, evident via the party's policies and promulgated via its dedicated and ever present 24/7 media (Fox News). It is critical to remember: policy + practice leads to paradigm.
Last December Mediaite punished a piece with viewer demographics that indicate Fox News has a miniscule black audience in the range of 1% African American viewers.
During the primetime hours of 8-11 p.m., MSNBC’s audience is 24% black, CNN’s audience is 16% black and Fox News’ audience is just 1% black. By comparison MSNBC’s primetime audience is 67% white while CNN’s is 73% whiteand Fox News’ is 92% white.
According to the 2010 census, 72% of Americans identify as “white alone” while 13% say they are “black or African-American.” That means that both CNN and MSNBC are overrepresented when it comes to black viewers, while Fox News is vastly underrepresented.Read more
The reality Fox News as an electronic conduit for GOP policy and paradigm manifest in December of 2013 with this now famous 26 seconds of Fox News airtime.
Other than the population of America who claim the GOP, there isn't more powerful evidence of a party and a media network dedicated to nurturing America's racial divide.