“The Hip Hop Preacher” Goes Off On Students: “The only kids that disrespect me is black kids…”

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“The Hip Hop Preacher” Goes Off on High School Students in St Louis, MO

“The only kids that disrespect me is black kids…” Just recently,  motivational speaker Eric Thomas, also known as “The Hip Hop Preacher”, visited Vashon High School in St. Louis, MO.  Vashon is one of the lowest performing schools within  it’s district where about 70% of students read below grade level.

Eric Thomas  recently went off on some students as he was speaking to them in an auditorium at the local high school in St. Louis.  Several students reportedly were being disruptive, and refused to be quiet.

Here’s some of what Thomas had to say:

“And you’re gonna have the nerve to laugh and joke when teachers are trying to teach you? You got the nerve to act the fool when somebody cares about you? You’re talking when I’m talking. Do you know that if I go to a Jewish school, them kids are quiet. If I go to a white school, them kids quiet. If I go to a Latino school, they quiet. The only kids that disrespect me is black kids. That’s it, my own, are the only ones who disrespect me. I work in any other school and they’re like, ET, we’re taking notes. I come home, you talking. You’re capping jokes. You think something is funny. Look how we’re living. Ain’t nothing funny. Ain’t nothing funny y’all.”

“Have you lost your mind? We are survivors… You know how to sit down and shut up. You do it when you’re watching videos.”

His words, although harsh, seemed to calm the students down, and many got serious and started listening to him – and even started clapping.

Watch video.

About Eric Thomas – “The Hip Hop Preacher”
Eric Thomas, PhD is a critically acclaimed author, World renowned speaker, educator, pastor and audible.com Audie Awards Finalist. ET, as he is better known, has taken the world by storm, with his creative style and high-energy messages. His words continue to impact tens of millions of people in several hundred countries across the planet! Through a significant social media presence and his recent domestic and international tours, “ET, The Hip Hop Preacher” has become a global phenomenon! Learn more about him at www.etinspires.com or follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thehiphoppreacher

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