A middle school teacher in Seattle was recording making bizarre claims about racism and “white privilege.” While teaching a class of 8th graders through a zoom call, Suzanne Wakefield went into a long rant about President Trump and equality.
Wakefield is an art teacher at TOPS at Seward School in Seattle, Washington. Allegedly, the teacher asked students to create a pen and ink drawing that represents “equality” before flying off on an unhinged rant. One of Wakefield’s students discreetly recorded her words and can be heard sighing loudly in the video.
The recording of the art teacher’s class started with Wakefield stating that her own assignment “might” be coming from a racist point of view:
“I might have been coming from a racist perspective with that whole theme.”
Wakefield continued on the unhinged rant even going as far as saying that her future assignments to the class would be “a little racist” due to her “white privilege”:
“I might give you guys things sometimes that might be kinda racist and I’m admitting it and I want to talk about it sometimes because it infiltrates every part of our life, OK? And, you guys, there are people that do not have white privilege in our world, ya know? And so, I came from a place that had privileges that other people don’t have, you know?”
She then went back to speaking about the current assignment involving peace to explain why it could constitute racism to some:
“So, I recognize that might have been a racist idea if you looked at it like, ‘Oh, peace is this cool thing that everybody can have, ya know? It’s beautiful, it’s lovely.’ I mean, it is kind of a vision but it also might be different depending on your perspective so, yeah, I just wanted to kinda clear that up,”
It is abundantly clear that the teacher has been conditioned, but that conditioning has come from a leftist agenda rather than “white privilege.”
The teacher also claimed to be “conditioned” by her white privilege, something she says she is working on changing:
“My perspective is coming from a white privilege. I’m a white person and I’ve been conditioned and I’m trying to un-condition myself. But I just wanted you guys to know that if you believe in peace, it could mean lots of different things.”
Wakefield’s long monologue lasted over six minutes and, of course, featured an attack on President Trump. The art teacher accused the president of not advocating for peace like former president Obama did. How does this relate to a middle school art project? We don’t know either.
“Our country is divided, our leader is pushing that, he’s not an advocate for peace, our leader, or unity like Obama was. Unity and peace, people coming together, which is really hard to do because there’s so many equality issues and injustice happening that people are fighting against.”
This middle school teacher’s fear of being racist is ridiculous and, unfortunately, very common. Though Wakefield did not do or say anything to constitute racism she has been tricked into believing that her very existence is an act of racism.