High School Principal Apologizes For Bigoted Freakout; Blames Satan
A high school principal says the devil made her do it.
“The devil was in the house and came out from my mouth,” TNT Academy founder Nancy Gordeuk said via email on Saturday. “I deeply apologize for my racist comment and hope that forgiveness in in [sic] your hearts.”
According to one student, the trouble began when Gordeuk mistakenly dismissed the crowd early at a graduation ceremony on Friday. “She forgot the final speech,” graduate Donte Lambert told WXIA-TV. “Then she told everyone to come back.” From CNN:
The video shows Gordeuk standing at the podium in front of a live microphone as she says, “You people are being so rude, to not listen to this speech.”
As commotion grows in the audience, she blurts out, “Look who’s leaving, all the black people,” prompting cries from the audience and an even larger exodus.
Chris May 11th, 2015 at 7:13 am
Time for the principal to start looking for another job…
Suzanne McFly May 11th, 2015 at 8:04 am
Hopefully far from any schools.
Judgeforyourself37 May 11th, 2015 at 8:40 pm
I understand that Mickey D’s is hiring in her area.
Larry Schmitt May 11th, 2015 at 7:49 am
Isn’t blaming the devil just another way of avoiding taking responsibility for your own actions?
allison1050 May 11th, 2015 at 7:53 am
The bitch meant what she said and is too chicken to own it. Satan? Nope, the truth of one’s feelings will eventually surface.
whatthe46 May 11th, 2015 at 9:41 am
they never own it. NEVER!
Anomaly 100 May 11th, 2015 at 8:01 am
“I deeply apologize for my racist comment and hope that forgiveness in in [sic] your hearts.”
OMG, she made that typo and she’s a principal.
Sorry, the devil made me point that out.
Larry Schmitt May 11th, 2015 at 8:06 am
You would have gotten to it eventually on your own.
Dwendt44 May 11th, 2015 at 11:58 am
And the proof reader put the [sic] in the wrong place too.
Anomaly 100 May 11th, 2015 at 12:06 pm
Too much derp, too little time.
Hirightnow May 11th, 2015 at 8:06 am
“I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things.” Isiah 45:7
Elliot J. Stamler May 11th, 2015 at 11:46 am
What a nice picture of Santorum..or is it Huckabee, Cruz, or Jindal? Hard to tell with their usual makeup all off.
Hirightnow May 11th, 2015 at 4:55 pm
No, it’s the guy who used to be in love with Saddam Hussein!
You know….Donald Rumsfeld.
Suzanne McFly May 11th, 2015 at 8:07 am
In every school I work in as a substitute, we constantly preach to our students about responsibility and how we all are role models. Seems like the principal missed the memo on that “new” behavior program.
Larry Schmitt May 11th, 2015 at 8:09 am
I have several sisters who have been teachers for years, and I can’t imagine them or any principals at any of their schools acting like this.
Suzanne McFly May 11th, 2015 at 8:19 am
I have gotten upset at some of my students, but it is not because of skin color. Damn woman needs to be far and away from anyone because she has shown how irresponsible she is. Imagine how she spoke and treated the students who were sent to her office. I hope no one took her hateful words to heart, this isn’t the first time she spoke her mind.
William May 11th, 2015 at 8:19 am
“The Devil made me do it” works for Flip Wilson, Golden earring and Rory Gallagher. Educators …not so much.
labman57 May 11th, 2015 at 8:40 am
Another sanctimonious jerk confuses the voices in her head as “God spoke to me and absolved me of my sins”, and then attempts to use this delusion as a “get out of Hell free” card.
Sorry lady, the “Satan” within you … is just you, and being “emotional” is not a valid excuse for being a racist.
It is during these types of stressful situations that a person’s true character is often revealed.
whatthe46 May 11th, 2015 at 8:40 am
“The devil was in the house and came out from my mouth,” so, it was the black people that were the devils huh?
Carla Akins May 11th, 2015 at 9:00 am
Seriously? OMG, laughing so hard.
Obewon May 11th, 2015 at 9:26 am
‘There ain’t no more racism. It’s not me, it were Satin!’-a dumb Georgia high school principal.
Buford2k11 May 11th, 2015 at 9:37 am
The last time I used that one…My mom did not spare the rod…
Warman1138 May 11th, 2015 at 10:35 am
Some moron will probably try to get her to run for congress or a running mate for the GOP wannabe’s. She’s got the right mindset and can shift blame in an instant.
rational_thinking_one May 11th, 2015 at 12:23 pm
This behavior is what is now referred to as “Fox News auditioning”
pinballsdoll May 11th, 2015 at 12:35 pm
lol, I love when people like that make an ass of themselves trying to explain it away
crc3 May 11th, 2015 at 1:39 pm
“Look who’s leaving, all the black people,”
She brought race into the conversation as soon as she said “black people”. We have all heard the same type of conversation over and over again followed by the excuses. The devil made her do it? Naw…the deep rooted bigotry in her inner conscience did that…
KillAllTheRednecks . May 11th, 2015 at 2:47 pm
Hiding behind the bible is no way to show responsibility.
“Your honor. I didn’t mean to run over those little kids in front of the school. It was Satan that made me do it, or somethin'”
tracey marie May 11th, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Even the validictorian was embarrassed and disgusted by her words
FatRat May 11th, 2015 at 4:04 pm
Unlikely the Devil spoke to her. lol
Flip Wilson – The Devil made me buy this dress!
glennst May 11th, 2015 at 4:56 pm
I believe it’s called a Freudian Slip; that is, one expresses a true feeling best left unsaid. She simply cannot apologize her way out, ever!
Talkin_Truth May 11th, 2015 at 11:27 pm
Probably you are correct — but not necessarily. Sometimes good people say racist-sounding things.
tracey marie May 11th, 2015 at 11:47 pm
No way is that true, her sons response also shows that racism is a large part of their lives
SteveD May 11th, 2015 at 7:51 pm
robert May 11th, 2015 at 10:01 pm
it reminds me of a song
Talkin_Truth May 11th, 2015 at 11:29 pm
Was she correct? Was it only the black kids leaving? It’s hard to imagine why that would be.
tracey marie May 11th, 2015 at 11:49 pm
why would she say such a thing unless she was a racist, the school is predominatly black.
allison1050 May 11th, 2015 at 11:45 pm
What she’s done is blame Satan, it’s like saying: I’m not a racist BUT”
tracey marie May 11th, 2015 at 11:48 pm
Exactly, when her racist son made racist comments in her defense, you know what that family is.
allison1050 May 11th, 2015 at 11:59 pm
Very true Tracey.
zerowolfe May 12th, 2015 at 7:12 pm
The real person is hidden but sometimes stress removes the “mask”. It does seem that our Country has failed to integrate 100 percent. Both sides…blacks and whites…are holding back what could be a wonderful moment for both groups….When I worked for JB Hunt…a company about 50 percent white and 50 percent black…it was always funny to me that when a joke was told…the laughter or lack of laughter was not all white or black…different ages and races found certain things comical and the divide on this humor was not segregated by race. All Americans are exposed to the same cultural trends…..something is separating us, but it is not skin color any more…although the CIA types like CNN’s Anderson Cooper would like to start a race war!