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E.T. Speech to STL Students Took an Intense Turn

Eric Thomas - ET the Hip Hop Preacher

In 2016, speaker Eric Thomas (“E.T. the Hip Hop Preacher”) stopped in St. Louis to speak to youth in the juvenile detention centers and low achieving high schools, including Vashon High School. According to the video, which went viral, about 70% of the school district’s students read below grade level.

During the presentation, a group of students were repeatedly asked to stop talking. E.T. finally stopped his talk, and told the students and teachers that the kind of disrespect he was being shown only happens to him when speaking to African-American students.

Watch this video (which begins about three minutes into the video) as things take an unexpected turn and get intense…

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