Amazing 9 year old Asean Johnson brings the crowd to their feet at Chicago school closings rally
Asean (ah-Shawn) goes to Marcus Garvey Elementary School, slated for closure by the Chicago Public School administration, an un-elected board who’s members are appointed by Mayor Rahm Elmanuel, former Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama
Daaaamn. Watch this 9-yr old student stand up and spit hot fire at a mass rally against the Chicago Mayor and Public School administration who are trying to close his and dozens of other schools in mostly non-white neighborhoods.
Crying. Black and brown children shouldn’t have to grow up so fast. This kid is absolutely amazing, but I wish we lived in a world where he could just play with his friends, hang out with his family or spend time worrying about if that girl down the street has a crush on him, instead of having to take on the responsibility of advocating for himself and other black, brown and low income childrens’ education. POC kids can never just be kids, man.
Bolded that last sentence for the cot damn truth.
Wow. So proud.This is awesome and sad just like the above comment sad.
If you dont do anything else tonight. Press Play. I was laughing, singing and cheering.
YOU WILL NOT REGRET THIS
OMG!!!!! Thank you for posting this, it is glorious!!!
I want a relationship like this!
YAAAAAASSSSSSS OMG OMG OMG OMG EVERYTHING
Yesterday Whoopi Goldberg was in Dutch television program Nova Collegetour to talk about her life and work. The interview is done in a room full of students and they have the chance to ask questions.
This mildly autistic guy stood up, and this is what happened.