Teachers: Oh, No! Mr. Gosling's Mad At You
Who cares, really -- as if you don't already know -- but just in case: This GIF is from a scene from the teacher-famous 2006 movie Half Nelson in which teacher Gosling is talking with a student who accuses him of being part of the system that's keeping poor minorities down. Click here to listen or see below for the full dialogue.
Gosling is also the focus of a teacher-focused Tumblr called Hey, Girl Teacher (remember my 2012 interview with its author?). It's since been renamed Hey, Teacher presumably since, hey, male teachers need Ryan's support, too.
Mr. RYAN GOSLING (Actor): (As Dan Dunne) You're saying this machine is keeping me down. Well what is that? What keeps us from being free? Miss Drey?
Unidentified Woman #1: Prisons.
Mr. GOSLING: Absolutely, prisons. Okay, prisons are definitely a part of it. What else?
Unidentified Man: White.
Mr. GOSLING: White is definitely a part of it. The man.
Unidentified Woman #1: The school.
Mr. GOSLING: The school. Exactly. The whole - the whole education system is part of the machine. What else?
Unidentified Woman #2: Aren't you the machine then?
Mr. GOSLING: Oh no you didn't. What'd you say?
Unidentified Woman #2: Aren't you the machine?
Mr. GOSLING: You're saying I'm the machine?
Unidentified Woman #2: Yeah. You're white, you're part of the school.
Mr. GOSLING: Oh yeah I guess you got a point.