Inspiring Teacher's Chant For Students Before Class: 'I'm Gonna Push Through'

A Philadelphia-based teacher has shared a video of her class explaining how they will never let their race, age or intelligence determine their futures.

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We never thought we'd say this but we desperately want to go back to school and we want teacher Jasmyn Wright at the head of the class.

The day after Donald Trump was elected president of the US, primary school teacher Jasmyn Wright from Frederick Douglass Elementary school in Philadelphia recorded her class of students chanting 'I'm going to push through' to questions about situations that would undermine their intelligence, age, race and obstacles they might face in life.

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In a post to Facebook, Wright captioned the video:

Teaching my 3rd grade black and brown babies to#PushThrough today. Due to unwelcoming, unsettling, and uncomfortable election results, this was our lesson for the day.

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'What if it's too tough? What if you're confused? What if you're just too dumb? What if you're too black,' asked Wright before the children respond 'That ain't true' and 'I can do anything I put my mind to'.

Wright then names notable black figures in history who have overcome racism such as Barack and Michelle Obama, Jackie Robinson, Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks while pointing to their pictures on a board at the back of the classroom which sit under the words, 'What will you do to make a difference in the world.'

Finally, the inspiring teacher asks, 'If they can do it then?' before hearing the response, 'I can do it too'.

Wright explained to the Huffington Post that 'pushing through' means overcoming fear and adversity.

'Some things in life are inevitable, and you can't control them. However, you have control over your response and reaction to those situations.

Anybody, any religion, any race, any age, any disability, any obstacle, can push through. We are limitless.

Do you think this teacher knows how much she will have inspired and changed these children's views on self-worth and society?

We hope she does.

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