As a kid, you probably had days where your teacher seemed to espouse incorrect or inaccurate information to your class, and you yearned to just tell them off in an epic rant.
Well one youngster recently did just that after his teacher taught his class about Christopher Columbus.
In a scathing journal entry, 8-year-old King Johnson claimed that "today was not a good learning day," and accused his teacher of teaching "lies."
This kid roasting his teacher for lying about Christopher Columbus is the greatest thing you'll read today:… https://t.co/GDEtyW4meB— The Root (@The Root) 1516730356.0
"Today was not a good learning day. Blah blah blah I only wanted to hear you not talking. You said something wrong and I can't listen when I hear lies," the journal entry begins.
"My mom said that the only Christofer [sic] we acknowledge is Wallace," the entry continues, referring to the real name of rapper Notorious B.I.G.
"Because Columbus didn't find our country," King corrects. "The Indians did."
"I like to have Columbus Day off," he admits, "but I want you to not teach me lies. That is all."
He ends the entry: "My question for this day is how can white people teach black history?"
The teacher was clearly not amused by the entry, writing: "King, I am very disappointed in your journal today."
King's response? "Ok."
That basically says it all right there.
And while his teacher may not have been happy about being called out, many on Twitter had a different opinion about the journal entry:
please rise for our future president https://t.co/Pm2EvGmuyE— amy brown (@amy brown) 1516731133.0
"How can white people teach black history?" I HOLLERED https://t.co/QbHfhvuhwg— Shaolin PHantastic (@Shaolin PHantastic) 1516732810.0
@_Petty_Wap_ The "ok" IS SENDING MEEEEE— 🏳️🌈happy pride summer bitch 🏳️🌈 (@🏳️🌈happy pride summer bitch 🏳️🌈) 1516733163.0
@KaraRBrown “My mom said that the only Christopher we acknowledge is Wallace" and “I want you to not teach me lies” took me out.— Alamin Yohannes 🇪🇷 (@Alamin Yohannes 🇪🇷) 1516739642.0
I mean, his name is King. Did we expect anything less?
@TheRoot And his momma named him King. Super woke ✊🏾 https://t.co/eIx7B2wTms— Lindsey Alexandria (@Lindsey Alexandria) 1516733805.0
@EllAlexandria @TheRoot It ain't funny. As soon as I saw his name was King I knew that Queen was raising exactly wh… https://t.co/cklBfJavxn— Thoughts_and_prayers_do_nothin (@Thoughts_and_prayers_do_nothin) 1516734050.0
Of course there were those who were critical of how King called out his teacher for a variety of reasons:
@NFLPhotoGuy @TheRoot I hear what you are saying, but I’m not going to get on someone for saying “Indians” when t… https://t.co/As19vqVXCx— DMV Sports (@DMV Sports) 1516737240.0
@NFLPhotoGuy @540SportsTalk @TheRoot I don’t see the disrespect part...this kid wanted the truth! At least he’s in school ..— Tswain (@Tswain) 1516742314.0
@KTheFairyDogMom @TheRoot How can people teach a language that's not their native language? Same concept I feel lik… https://t.co/cB4GEEDHUQ— Kyle Jordan (@Kyle Jordan) 1516756322.0
@ANSTYLEdotCOM @MartinKyle09 @TheRoot Ashante that’s a really fantastic point. Language , no matter the language, h… https://t.co/3jGr0VyQYB— Kait (@Kait) 1516757703.0
@doctortovey @KTheFairyDogMom @MartinKyle09 @TheRoot So what I was getting at, when someone has a lesson plan to te… https://t.co/1aNKAowpzZ— Ashanté Nicole (@Ashanté Nicole) 1516762041.0
@srhillwayne @TheRoot Actually...I have been on several reservations across the country and many of them refer to T… https://t.co/uE1VCMGvs3— Luv2Teach (@Luv2Teach) 1516733309.0
But for the most part, people were impressed:
@carolyndmack @TheRoot King: https://t.co/zi5g6SiWz4— 🦋Cool Auntie Joyce🦋 (@🦋Cool Auntie Joyce🦋) 1516750965.0
Apparently King, with the help of his mom, now has an Instagram page as well, and he's already infinitely cooler than all of us:
He even shared part of a note from a teacher who praised King for speaking his mind:
If King continues to think critically and question the accepted norms and lessons he is taught, then it certainly seems like he has a very bright future ahead of him.
Keep up the great work, King!