Seattle Teacher Tells 8th Graders that Peace Is 'Racist,' Art History Is 'White Supremacist'

Seattle Teacher Tells 8th Graders that Peace Is 'Racist,' Art History Is 'White Supremacist'


An art teacher at TOPS at Seward School in Seattle, Washington, told her eighth-grade students that the concept of peace is “racist,” and that President Donald Trump is divisive, adding that some of her own art projects are “racist” and derived from “white privilege.” The teacher added that art history comes from a “European, euro-centric ‘white supremacist’ point of view.” Her rambling monologue was captured by a student who recorded the class Zoom session.

After tasking her students with creating a pen and ink drawing that incorporates the theme of peace, art teacher Suzanne Wakefield began talking about how she believes President Trump is standing in the way of world peace, according to a report by KIRO-FM.

“I might have been coming from a racist perspective with that whole theme,” said Wakefield of her own assignment.

On a recording of the Zoom class made by a student, the teacher then began ranting

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