“She named only Black people. She didn’t say, ‘Oh look at the Caucasians leaving, look at the Indians leaving,’ she said Blacks,” Brooklyn Jacobs said.
Gordeuk apparently forgot to mention that the first people to leave were White.
Jessica Jaglois, a reporter with Georgia’s Channel 2, tracked down Gordeuk who offered a tepid non-apology for her statements.
“So I introduced him, he started speaking, then a man, he was Black, had came across carrying his tablet back and forth filming the students in front,” Gordeuk said. “…Who I saw leaving were Black people so that’s where the statement came from, ‘look who’s leaving, all the Black people.”
I’m sorry it happened, so sorry. But God has forgiven me and we’ll just go forward from there. It was not a statement of racism. It was just my frustration.”
Gordeuk’s White tears have already started because she claims she’s received death threats because of her racist statements.
“I haven’t slept any,” Gordeuk said. “I haven’t eaten.”
Cue the smallest violin available.
It seems really difficult for some White people to understand that intentions do not decide what is racist. Just because she was “frustrated” does not excuse her. More importantly, students have reportedly been complaining about her bigotry for quite some time and feel validated that she was finally caught on tape.
Perhaps, a “Whites Only” policy for her school would have saved her all of this trouble, since that seems to be her preference. It’ll be interesting to see if she’s fired from the school she founded. If they were smart, she’d be fired already.
Watch Gordeuk’s non-apology below.