A Tennessee high school principal has issued a letter of apology to parents and students for saying the school’s black students are “less smart,” as evidenced by a state report card issued this month, WREG reports.

“I unintentionally offended a number of students on this campus,” Germantown High School Principal Ted Horrell wrote in the letter. “I apologize to all the students and parents who were offended.”

During a school presentation last week, Horrell reportedly laid out the results of the Germantown High’s Tennessee state report card, which breaks down standardized test scores by race and income. The assembly aimed to discuss how the school can close the achievement gap and introduce a new program that would offer assistance to struggling students, WMC-TV

But a number of parents and students were offended by the presentation, arguing that it only created a greater divide among students as some students found it reason to start mocking black students for “being dumb,” according to WMC-TV.

“[My daughter] felt he presented this information to basically reflect the African American students were all the reason the scores were down,” Germantown High parent Deborah Cannon told WREG.

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Horrell said that while at the Germantown High assembly, he did note certain groups of students are performing better than others, he “certainly didn’t say that white students are smarter than black students,” WHBQ reports.

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  • Anonymous

    White kids mocking black kids????  Well that is a real man bites dog story.  No wonder it is “news” in Germantown TN!  Had blacks been mocking or taunting whites it would be just another day.

    If Jesse Jackson had said the same thing in the context of “racist tests” or wanting more $pecial treatment for blacks, it would be no problem!

    If Bill Cosby said the same thing, most blacks would grumble but take it, and whites would be standing in line to kiss his rear.

  • Anonymous

    White kids mocking black kids????  Well that is a real man bites dog story.  No wonder it is “news” in Germantown TN!  Had blacks been mocking or taunting whites it would be just another day.

    If Jesse Jackson had said the same thing in the context of “racist tests” or wanting more $pecial treatment for blacks, it would be no problem!

    If Bill Cosby said the same thing, most blacks would grumble but take it, and whites would be standing in line to kiss his rear.

  • Being offended is apparently worse than it being true. Take the gloves off , America. 

  • Anonymous

    more whites apologizing. ha ha pathetic. crying and apologizing. GENERAL PATTON WOULD VOMIT

  • But a number of parents and students were offended by the presentation,
    arguing that it only created a greater divide among students as some
    students found it reason to start mocking black students for “being
    dumb,” according to WMC-TV.

    If there is any real long term chronic mocking at that school, it is the black students mocking whites for being smart, young black men mocking young white women who won’t accept their dating offers, young black men mocking young white men for the size of their manhood, and blacks picking on the few black students who take school seriously for “acting white.”

    By the way, there is no civil liberty or civil right not to be mocked.

    • Anonymous

      but it is true blacks are dumb compared to asians and whites…no one should dare say it though. Too bad the black community cannot improve itself….and poverty is no excuse….at least one’s brain should work regardless of the family income.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, the white students started “mocking” the black students for being dumb. I am pretty sure if this happened there would have been a riot at this school.

  • But they ARE less smart.

  • You know what?

    All this hullabaloo over the “way” he presented the information is just a way to distract from what EVERYONE knows but doesn’t have the guts to say…you know, that 800lb gorilla sitting in the middle of the room…the average black IQ is lower than the average Latino IQ, white IQ, and Asian IQ. Therefore, on average, blacks will always test lower. Will there be exceptions? Of course. But we’re talking averages here.

    Really, we should stop making black students feel like failures just because they are not performing equally to students of other racial groups. “Study harder!” we scream at them. WTF man? I know I don’t have the brains to be a rocket scientist, and by God, it doesn’t matter how much I study, I will never be one. Only a delusional a**hole would tell me that it is because I just haven’t applied myself enough. What kind of mindf*cking is our politically correct tyrannical educational system doing to American black kids?

  • Anonymous

    His resume will be circulating come springtime.  All the groveling won’t do any good.  It’s like in 1984, before they destroy you they make you renounce your sacrilegious beliefs.

  • Anonymous

    What are all the blacks doing in Germantown High School anyway. When I was in Memphis in the 60’s the blacks were savaging the city so badly that white people began the whte flight to Whitehaven, White Station, Southhaven, Germantown and other surrounding towns in the burbs. Now the blacks have moved into the burbs and I suppose white folks will be moving further out or moving permanently away from the area.  All of the multiculti, politically correct liberal/lefties want white and black to live together in harmony and love and it is just not going to happen. The city of Memphis is the biggest loser in this socialist game. It was not so long ago the largest city in Tennessee and growing. Not so much any more.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Now the blacks have moved into the burbs
      The government has moved blacks into the burbs via Section 8 housing.

      Make no mistake:  This is part of a concerted effort to destroy every last bastion of “Whiteness” that exists in the United States.

      Remember:  Blacks are the battering ram of a hostile elite with 0bama as  as a phony Fearless Leader — all too stupid to realize they are playing the roll of useful idiots and running dogs in a larger scheme to destroy White America once and for all.  Hispanics play this roll in the Southwest.    Hell, 0bama can’t even give a speech without it having been written for him and fed into a teleprompter.  Ever heard him speak without TOTUS around?   

      In the Southwest, scarce dollars that could be far better spent on repairing pot holes or crumbling bridges is dedicated to restoring a horrid, racist, White-hating mural.  

      There is no BRA;  it is an illusion.  If you want to get a notion as to what a BRA looks like,  look no further than Zimbabwe or South Africa — or Detroit.

      What in it for blacks?  A chance to attack, assault, rob and murder Whites where they live with near- impunity.  Is there anything else they enjoy more?  Is there anything else the hostile elite who run our government and media enjoy more that to pit non-Whites against Whites while they stand back, blaming Whites for all of it.

      Images:  Detroit:  1. Schoolbook Depository  2. Opera House 3. Library

      This is what a REAL black-run city looks like.

      Bon

  • Anonymous

    News flash – Germantown, TN discovers same test result disparity that has previously been uncovered in Dallas, Tampa, Charleston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cleveland, Denver, Portland, Birmingham, Minneapolis, Knoxville, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Miami, Philadelphia, Richmond, Little Rock, Sacramento, Baton Rouge, Jacksonville, Salt Lake City, Boise, Cincinnati, Topeka, Houston, Oklahoma City, Albany, Santa Fe, St. Louis, Des Moines, Detroit, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, El Paso, Kansas City and about 100 other cities. Like all of those places, Germantown is now embarking on a quest to “close the achievement gap”. Naturally, they will come to the same conlcusion that all the others did – spend more money. Just as naturally, they will fail in their quest and the gap will continue to be a permantent fixture in the test results, leading the next generation of teachers and adminstrators to one day realize that there is a racial achievement gap in test scores and they need to look into what they can do to close it – spend more money, for example.

    Rinse, lather, repeat.

  • Pdq

    The Tennessee breakdown by race can be seen at : http://edu.reportcard.state.tn.us/pls/apex/f?p=200:20:1216127558923063::NO

  • I followed every link (including the broken second link that begins “introduce a new… “) to find where Mr. Horrell said blacks were “less smart.”  This quote does not exist.  The use of quotation marks by the original journalist is not justified. 

  • Anonymous

    Horell should have said ” I unintentionally offended a number of students on this campus by telling them the truth.”  ” I apologize to all the students and parents offended by my honesty.”
    ” From this point forward I will lie, lie often, and with much political correctness.”  “Hopefully, I can be forgiven for my honesty, and I can build a new relationship built upon dishonesty and ignorance of the facts.”

    “In closing ,let me add, God bless MLK.”

  • Anonymous

    one of the features of an Orwellian society is when telling the truth becomes an act of courage…the man has demonstrated courage. He backed down to save his job.

  • Anonymous

    yes they use a dumbed down african course load….

  • The reason is that black and latino students do not study as hard as whites and Asians do. 

    • Yeah, right. All the studying in the world wouldn’t bring them up to our level….unless we didn’t study at all….and even then we’d probably still outscore them.