Georgia School Director Apologizes for ‘Black People’ Graduation Remark

Emanuella Grinberg and Carma Hassan, CNN, May 11, 2015

The director of a Georgia school apologized for calling out “all the black people” who left a graduation ceremony during the valedictorian’s speech.

Nancy Gordeuk, director of TNT Academy in Stone Mountain, said “my emotions got the best of me” when she made the controversial remark. A video captured Gordeuk standing at the podium in front of a live microphone as she clearly blurts out, “Look who’s leaving, all the black people.”

The remark prompted cries from the audience as graduates stormed off the stage and the valedictorian shrank from the podium. The video spread across social media over the weekend, prompting outraged calls for Gordeuk to lose her job.

Based on her behavior, some in attendance questioned the sincerity of Gordeuk’s apology. They say she created a hostile environment long before the offending remark, one that “felt more like a roast than a graduation ceremony,” in the words of one attendee.


The TNT Academy website describes the school as a college preparatory program that provides credits for a high school diploma through independent study and teacher-assisted instruction. The website says it has been approved by the Georgia Accrediting Commission, the Chancellor’s Office of the University of Georgia and the Georgia HOPE scholarship program for non-traditional study centers.

The Georgia Accrediting Commission did not return a request for comment over the weekend.

The website describes Gordeuk as the school’s founder, saying she has more than 30 years of experience teaching in Georgia. The website says she “just completed courses” for a master’s degree in “educational leadership and supervision.”


For all intents and purposes, the ceremony had officially ended before the scene devolved into chaos. The graduates had received their diplomas, Gordeuk had dismissed the graduates, and the processional music had started, according to Gordeuk and multiple witness accounts.

Then, Gordeuk told CNN, she realized she forgot to introduce the valedictorian to the podium for his speech. She called off the music and urged the audience to stay in their seats.

As the student tried to deliver his speech, an audience member disrupted the proceedings by walking in front of the stage with an iPad, Gordeuk said. When he ignored her request to sit down, Gordeuk called on security to escort him from the floor.

But Cole and Haywood say it was Gordeuk who unnecessarily escalated the incident by being hostile to the man with the iPad.

That’s when people–including Haywood–started getting up and walking out with their families, they said.


Gordeuk apologized for her “offensive comment” in an email to CNN.

“I deeply apologize for my actions made in the emotional state of trying to let this last student finish his speech. I take a personal interest in the success of every student that comes through our doors without regard to their race, religion or ethnicity.”



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  • antiquesunlight

    I say stuff like that on a daily basis. Where’s my CNN spot???

  • Rob

    Look at the names of the people that wrote this article. Makes you wonder why they have a stake in this story.

    • Chip Carver

      Yeah, the world’s biggest hypocrites wield the MSM like a cudgel over every single White person’s head.

      Ms. Gordeuk is being vilified for telling the truth. And yet they want to tell us we live in a society where freedom of speech is treasured.

  • SentryattheGate

    Oh, gosh, hearing this reminded me of the outrageous behavior of most blacks at my kids’ graduations! Dey famblys was screamin’ like dey keed made a touchdown! Den dey leff befo the en.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      Pretty much the same with my HS graduation.

      • Earl P. Holt III

        Listen, if all we have to do to get the nigros to exit is give a speech, then I’m good for four or five hours anytime anyone needs to drive the criminal element out of some venue…

        • ElComadreja

          Give them a filibuster.

          • Lexonaut

            Careful there, EC …

            Filly Buster

            Obviously a microagression.

    • Michael Robert Ryan

      Den dey leff befo the en.

      Really, this isn’t something people of other races should be complaining about. We should actually be trying to figure out how to get them to leave as soon as they show up.

      • stonepillow

        Insightful and really very funny!

      • Earl P. Holt III

        You, Sir, are quite skilled at that, nowotimsayen…?

    • pennawhytmn

      They graduated???

      • SentryattheGate

        Yeah, their families couldn’t believe it either; apparently that’s why they were screaming! But, of course, standards were lowered to allow them to graduate! My kids’ school kept lowering the 135 IQ required for enrichment classes until they got some diversity (final IQ req’d. unknown?)

        • pennawhytmn

          Dat IQ beez all rayciss an sheeit fo dem white folk.

        • Michael Robert Ryan


      • Earl P. Holt III

        They learned to tie their shoes (“bunny-ears,”) and didn’t assault anyone with a deadly weapon…

      • Jack Burton

        Their payments for the contractual period ended.

  • Ludwig

    I would be quite pleased to see all the black people leave.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      Better for them not to be there in the first place.

    • Jack Burton

      In one video she looks like an obese cow in a muumuu on welfare. That whole operation is questionable.

  • Easyrhino

    Once again it’s a national story when Black’s get their feelings hurt but the media is mute regarding the tsunami of black on White violence.

  • Red

    This is an ‘alternative’ school. I think we all know what that means.

    WSBTV had a follow-up story on the local news tonight where more parents were coming forward to accuse the principal of ‘racism.’ One kid quoted her saying something to the effect, “Why don’t you pull your pants up? Why do all of the black kids wear their pants down?”

    This lady obviously knows the score. Perhaps she’s reached her breaking point. I reached mine a long time ago.

    • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

      They should re-name it “TNB Academy”. Then set the clocks to CPT (colored people’s time) so erry won can gradyuate, nomesayin?

      • Jack Burton

        I like SNB better, from the old Hal Turner days.

    • Duke56

      I wonder how many of the graduates can read?

      • SentryattheGate

        Reading is acting white! You racist!

    • JackKrak


      It means that after the “black people left” there was just a small handful people still there.

      • Jack Burton

        From the video is looks like most of them are black, so her comment is strange.

    • pennawhytmn

      When I was younger and obnoxious, particularly when at a public gathering with beer and other white guys, numerous times I would tell a young Black that his pants were falling down, as if I didn’t know it was intentional and I was trying to be helpful. The looks I would get were priceless.

      • SentryattheGate

        I wish more people would say something about saggy pants. Some localities enacted a law requiring police to ticket them, but the police are already villified enough, esp. with blacks! We should not place that burden on police!

        • Alexandra1973

          Let ’em sag. Makes it easier for cops to catch them when they trip over droopy drawers.

          • Paul


  • Yves Vannes

    Only a SJW would associate themselves with a place like the TNT Academy. Even the SJWs seem to be increasingly suffering from Bantu fatigue.

  • Jason Lewis

    Quit apologizing.

  • Luca D.

    What is she apologizing for? Accurate reporting of what was actually happening?

    • blanjm5

      Apologies are required for simply noticing in Black Run America.

      • I agree with you in spirit but blacks don’t run anything.

        • blanjm5

          They run communities into the ground. In addition to holding numerous political positions of power (PUSA, AG, DOJ head, etc.).

          • As figureheads, maybe. Do we really think they could achieve anything without their handlers?

          • blanjm5

            Point well taken.

          • ElComadreja

            Without bleeding heart white liberals they’d be practically extinct.

          • Michael Robert Ryan

            Same with the radical feminists.

        • ElComadreja

          Their mouths.

    • Jack Burton

      White people can’t say “black people” anymore, that’s micro-aggressive and implied racism.

  • Ron Cheaters

    Just hearing the hootin’ and hollerin’ after she said that remark just repels me against black people. It looks like they were going to form a mob and rape this poor victim.

    • Red

      If you watch the videos closely, the blacks aren’t even mad. Half of them were laughing. Nonetheless, they’re outraged.

    • AmericanRemnant

      And then eat.

    • Cuddles

      Who told her she could be the Dean of a Historical Black College.

    • ElComadreja

      Surprising that they didn’t.

  • IstvanIN

    Just blacks acting black.

    • AmericanRemnant

      You be rasist!

      • IstvanIN

        ..and sheit.

  • dd121

    It’s really irritating to hear someone speak frankly then spend the next month groveling and begging forgiveness.

    • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

      Yeah, have the stones to stick by what you said. Apologizing doesn’t make them leave you alone so why bother?

    • ElComadreja

      The begging never does any good either. It makes it sweeter for them to watch you grovel before they destroy you.

  • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

    Noticing things is racist! Oh, and never apologize, it does no good.

    • carriewhite64

      The crime of noticing, exacerbated by the futility of apologizing.

  • Usually Much Calmer

    Offended that Gordeuk points out that the people leaving are black. . . the remaining black people leave.

  • texasoysterman

    So, does this mean next semester it’ll be an all-white student body?

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      It can’t be that easy – can it?

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    The video spread across social media over the weekend, prompting outraged calls for Gordeuk to lose her job.

    This is why we are persecuted for speaking the truth. So many whites join with nonwhites to attack the offending person and try to get them to lose their job. If as many whites spoke out for white interests we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in today.

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    Apparently in the new America any time any black perceives they are being disrespected (or held accountable) they have a right to yell and disrupt the proceedings. Let me ask 2 questions. Based on what you just saw would you (a) contribute to a fundraiser for this school or (b) want your children enrolled there to teach them about “diversity”.?

    • Who Me?

      Like everybody else here my answers are (a)no and (b)hell no.

  • AmericanRemnant

    This victim hood mentality has been embraced in earnest and is really quit pathetic. They must have picked it up from the worlds most renowned victims.

    • Sue

      They’re pushing this the hardest.

    • bilderbuster

      More like they were taught.
      They don’t have to many original ideas themselves.

  • Earl Turner

    30+ years experience teaching in Georgia? Yeah she knows the score. She just forgot that no one is allowed to say it publicly.

    • carriewhite64

      I foresee an immediate retirement. I wonder how much diversity will be at her retirement party.

      • Blackfish

        Just the guy mopping up afterwards

  • listenupbub

    I feel bad for this woman. She probably has to do this job to make ends meet. It must be Hell on Earth every day at that school.

  • paul kersey

    Typical blacks, rude, degenerate. A low quality race of violent criminals. A disgrace to the world.

  • The Worlds Scapegoat

    After she said something the blacks got all happy. Every black person strives to be called a Ni**er. This, in their undeveloped psyche, is interpreted as envy; which it is not. It makes them happier than a pocket full of crack and a fully loaded EBT card.


  • HA HA HA!!! Good one! Yeah, but if anyone said, “Look who is leaving, all the white people.” That would be just fine. But the blacks-our “oppressed”-race, must never have anything said that is insensitive or offensive, to their delicate sensibilities. That is why I still think the best Amren article, in my opinion, was “Black Power, a Done Deal.” To me, power means, who is it that you had better not offend.

    • antiquesunlight

      It wasn’t even insensitive – just reality. She was aggravated by their selfishness and lack of respect.

      It’s funny. Ever since I stopped playing like I care what black people think, I occasionally meet black people who really appreciate my honesty and we get along pretty well. Some black people (usually lighter skinned ones, not coincidentally) are embarrassed by their brethren and they seem to be attracted to me like a magnet. A black guy at work sometimes makes little comments. One time he said, “I’m black, but some of the black people here are…. something else.” I said, “You are right,” and he laughed. Now we’re friends.

      • Thank you for your reply. But be cautious. At best, have blacks as CASUAL friends. Just some “friendly” advice. Peace!

      • pennawhytmn

        Proceed with caution. Those “white-like”, lighter skinned Africans in America might appear to be humble and members of the <3%, but when it becomes beneficial to themselves, they will be as Black as as the midnight sky. Every single last one of them with any miniscule amount of African in their genes, carries a race card in his/her pocket.

  • Hank Richter

    Another coward backs down.

    • voiceofstl

      Yes, you are right. But what is a person with bills to do? The negro dave Chapelle had a ongoing skit called “keeping it real” It always starts with a Successful black person, usually at a meeting he decides hes had “enough” and he “keeps it real”. The skit always ends with the negro in the gutter.

      • Hank Richter

        After 30yrs on the job I’d imagine she has some kind of pension, also her union would likely fight for her, at any rate, apologizing never matters, didn’t help Don Imus, didn’t help Paula Dean, these people throw away every shred of dignity they have and they still get fired.

        Look at the Duck Dynasty crew, they stood firm and came out the winner, people rally to your side if you stick to your guns.

      • Lexonaut

        “But what is a person with bills to do?”

        She should have kept silent to begin with. Having spoken out, she should not have backed down. There are other jobs available with organizations who might be clamoring for someone who wants to maintain the dignity of graduation ceremonies, but few organizations want to hire a groveler …

        … And if a career change were to prove necessary, well, this is America. My wife pulled off a total career change beginning at age 60, and while we accumulated student loan debt to make it possible, those debts are paid off now.

        Quakers say “to thy own self be true”. This woman is going to have to live the rest of her life with a guilty conscience. That is a much higher price to have to pay than any monetary price.

  • TL2014

    Always the same story, unwillingness and/or inability to conform to implicitly white standard of conduct followed by entitled whining. How much longer is this going to continue? How much longer can the American collective psyche pretend something is, when it clearly isn’t?

    • Lexonaut

      “How much longer can the American collective psyche pretend something is, when it clearly isn’t?”

      One or two more years of riots will cure that for all but the most hardened liberals. However, most newly awakened people will choose to be silent rather than vocal in their opposition. Why? Look what happens to people who openly refuse to worship homosexuals, or who claim that the colder recent winters aren’t happening.

  • Dave West

    I’m sure every black failure at that school will be blamed on the “racist” principle.

    • John Smith

      Best thing would be if no blacks enrolled there any more.

  • LHathaway

    Blacks threaten, demean, and beat Whites – it will be declared by the president himself, it’s all because of White racism of some kind. Whites say what can be called inappropriate words, someone must apologize and or be fired. .

  • TheMaskedUnit

    Has any negro ever actually accepted an apology?

    • Ludwig

      They interpret an apology as a victory.

      • John Smith

        Shows YT is afraid of them.

  • IKUredux

    Definition of a racist: A White guy who finds that his entire culture and history has been redefined to rubble.His children now consider him the enemy, because that is how they have been indoctrinated. He loses his job, and now, must train his “diverse” replacement. He then goes on to ask a question in public, such as “Where are you from?”RACIST RACIST RACIST.

    Definition of a White Nationalist: Ummm, what is happening to my country? I don’t understand. People who have their own cultures are swarming into my country illegally. They don’t speak English, and, expect me to pay for translators. Plus which, they come from failed countries, which I assume failed, because it consists of people exactly like them. Gosh, I’m just saying, maybe we could kinda put a stop to this illegal immigration.

    Definition of a Nazi, White Supremacist: Gosh, it would appear they are trying to rid the world of Whites! I mean, the only countries in the world who are forced to allow unlimited immigration are White countries. Then, you have all that propaganda out of Hollywood that is run by, you know, chosen people, telling us how smart Blacks are, and, how great miscegenation is. So, I’m asking this question why? And, What are we going to do about it?

    Shoot. Turns out I’m a Nazi.

  • American Tax Payer

    I’m surprised they exercised restraint. The one jumped up and rushed her and I thought for sure, she was a goner. Anyway, every time a white person apologizes for speaking the truth, the blacks become more brutal. She only said “black people” and they were ready to beat her to death. Notice how they weren’t bothered at all by being told how rude they were but they went mad over being called “black”.

    • Lexonaut

      “Notice how they weren’t bothered at all by being told how rude they were but they went mad over being called “black”.

      That’s because they own the word “black”. They also own “niqqer”, “thug”, “bro” and a few others I can’t think of offhand.

      • American Tax Payer

        And “boy”. That word will make them want to beat ya to death too. They’re paranoid. Deep down, they know what they are and they hate having that pointed out. It’s that 3/5 thing. They know that wasn’t just about being a partial citizen.

  • redfeathers

    Is anyone surprised there was a shooting leaving one dead at a Mother’s Day celebration in Newark?

    • John Smith

      Would never happen on Father’s Day….

  • LHathaway

    How did this woman become a school principle?>

  • Cuddles

    What’s the point of handing out diplomas to these primitives. For all I know it might be a certificate of appreciation from Chuck E Cheese!

  • JackKrak

    Note the usual chimpout dance routine on cue – stand up out of seat with one hand either in the air or over the mouth, the “Oh no you didn’t!” commentary, the wide but happy eyes

  • carriewhite64

    Another great example of the benefits of diversity.

  • crockadoodle6

    So this incident tells me that it is acceptable for a black female college professor at a major University to distribute seriously hateful racist remarks about ‘white men’ in writing that presumably are premeditated but a high school principal can’t make a truthful observation about hypoglycemic obese blacks who want to stampede out of a graduation ceremony for the Cheesecake Factory?
    Now why am I not surprised?

    • Lexonaut

      “Now why am I not surprised?”

      Because this is BRA. You’re a racist for even asking the question, doubly so because you’re being sarcastic about sacred negritude.

  • pennawhytmn

    Another White with the guts to speak the truth who turns apologist. Of course the dark ones’ attention spans had long since expired, as we all know how long a graduation ceremony can drag on and on. Yet White people understand and appreciate the magnitude of such an event and respectfully sit and pay attention until it officially ends. The boons on the other hand, need to get back to the hood to hook and eek and party it up. The “graduate” cannot wait to hit the streets, showing all her friends, “Look what’s Ize gotsma. A ejmukashun diplombama”

    • Lexonaut

      “Another White with the guts to speak the truth who turns apologist.”

      We don’t all have to go on the warpath, but we should all be willing to not back down when being called out for simply speaking the truth. I’m getting very tired of blacks being allowed to control all the conversations.

      • TrueNorthFree

        ” I’m getting very tired of blacks being allowed to control all the conversations.”
        I totally agree, but I would add “blacks and their brainwashed white enablers” controlling the conversation.
        I’ve been watching videos of Jared Taylor speaking in public to mixed (hostile) groups and that man is not only smart but courageous at controlling the conversation. He states the truth politely and he simply doesn’t back down.

  • pennawhytmn

    That one booh in the front row was engrossed in himz sail foam. Could anyone here imagine their own child being that rude? Poor kid, he missed out on the bold statement and had to ax whu jess happimmed befoh himz could get all chimps like erryone ub himz frenz an fambly.

  • Earl P. Holt III

    “Ussens dun got cornfused by dat big word, dat one dat bees startin wif “V”…”

  • Earl P. Holt III

    We call them n*&&ers down here…!

    • John Smith

      We call them “perps” around here.

      • Earl P. Holt III

        Same thing…just a euphemism…

  • Realist

    Nothing new….whites are gutless.

  • Hilis Hatki

    “In all our years of slavery to mankind, the word “No” was the one word we were electrically conditioned to fear. An ape may say “No” to a human, but a human may never again say “No” to an ape.”

    Virgil, the Orangutan.

  • Kit Ingoldby

    Any chance to fake some outrage……

  • Jack Burton

    So saying “thugs” is now like saying ngrs, and saying “black people” is now racist. It just keeps getting funnier.

    Too bad she continued to put her foot in her mouth, saying that she had the devil in her and groveling to her enemies. What a fool she is.

    Her crazy, wigger, gangmember son who has been to prison and puts out comments saying “you nggas say it to my face!” didn’t help her situation.

  • HA HA!!! Look, all the black people don’t like my posts. Oops, sorry, I wasn’t supposed to say that.