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Black Kid Schools Teacher On Christopher Columbus And Twitter Loves It

Black Kid Schools Teacher On Christopher Columbus And Twitter Loves It

A teacher got more than she bargained for when a young black student challenged her. After sitting through a lesson about Christopher Columbus' 'discovery' of America, proudly precocious King Jordan reminded her that there were people already living in the land.

Columbus Day, which is marked on the 8th of October, has long been a source of contention. Perhaps unsurprisingly, some people are uncomfortable with celebrating a man considered to be the harbinger of centuries of conflict, genocide, and colonisation to the New World.

Over the past few years, many cities, states, and municipalities in the US have moved to reclaim the meaning of the day, to honor the indigenous Americans who have lived on the land for thousands of years.

Just recently, San Francisco decided to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day, following the other big cities of Los Angeles and Minneapolis.

In his class journal entry, King blasted the teacher saying for 'something wrong', and told her "today was not a good learning day."

He also said "the only Christopher we acknowledge is Wallace" referring to the given name of the late great Notorious B.I.G.

People loved it

His completely unbothered response to the teacher was the clapback of the year so far

Don't ever change, King!

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