Minnesota teen and ninth-grade student at Rosemount High School Brad Taylor went viral for his five-minute speech to the District 196 School Board as he spoke out against liberal indoctrination in the classroom.
Taylor spoke under the special communications request of the June 14 meeting. His video has already gained over 850,000 views on YouTube.
He remarked, “you must admit how uncomfortable it will be to be characterized just by your skin color on the first day of school and be taught that you were wrong just because of your skin color.”
“The problem is these school districts are acting like some of us are guilty for just existing, and we are somehow inadvertently responsible for any injustices [and] from what I saw, it made all the kids who have been in RHS feel uncomfortable and tense.”
One particular example of fear manifesting that Taylor cited was the nine minutes and 43 seconds of silent reflection that teachers mandated on the anniversary of George Floyd’s death. Taylor’s teacher said students “could just do homework” during this time but “a lot of kids felt they would be called a racist if they contended the ‘proclamation.’”
“If just one person stands up, then other people will feel more empowered to do the same,” Taylor said.
The 15-year-old inspired many as his message was supported by over 200 parents and community members who attended the June 14 school board meeting in District 196, with many more joining in the movement on the local level afterward.