Ga. teacher allegedly says young black conservative ‘not worth saving in a fire’

Credit: Facebook
Credit: Facebook

On Tuesday, BizPac Review said that CJ Pearson, a 13-year-old black conservative activist working to help Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in his 2016 White House bid, was allegedly the target of a racist attack by Michael Garrison, a sixth grade teacher at Columbia Middle School in Evans, Georgia.

According to the report, Garrison said Pearson is “not worth saving in a fire.”  Moreover, Garrison allegedly said he “hates” Pearson.

Carmine Sabia added:

Pearson, who was recently involved in controversy when he claimed he was blocked by President Obama’s Twitter page, said he was told by several students who were in Garrison’s class when the comments were made on Friday.

The students also said that Garrison reportedly accused Pearson of cheating on a vocabulary test when he was in the sixth grade.  Pearson denies the charge.

A post at Allen B. West adds a bit more context, but it still doesn’t look good:

Pearson told me the comments came when the class was discussing past students. A student in the sixth grade class mentioned Pearson because that student knew Pearson had been in the class two years ago. The student who heard the remarks texted Pearson that Garrison said Pearson thinks he’s “all that and a bag of chips” and “not worth saving in a fire.”

“It’s always great having a teacher that’s not only a liberal bully, but someone who engages in slander,” he told BizPac Review.

School principal Eli Putnam promised a full investigation into the situation.

“This was brought to our attention after it was posted on social media. We have been on an extended holiday weekend and will conduct a full review of the allegations once school resumes tomorrow,” Putnam said in a statement to BizPac Review. “Columbia Middle School believes all students should be taught in a safe and positive environment. Accordingly, if the claims are substantiated we will handle the issue as a personnel matter.”

Which means what, exactly?  If the teacher has tenure, he’ll probably be given a nice paid vacation.  We also looked for the school’s Facebook page and found one that looks like it was quickly scrubbed.

Pearson says he’s used to getting hate on the Internet from the left.  “But to get that same hate from a teacher in a place that’s supposed to be a safe haven for students? Outrageous and completely inexcusable,” he said, calling for Garrison to be fired.

I’ve personally spoken with CJ.  CJ is a (Facebook) friend of mine.  I’m very impressed with this young man and I personally believe he’s destined for great things.  Garrison, on the other hand, only proves my thesis that liberalism, at its core, is an ideology of rage and hate.


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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