Black 10-year-old Alabama student endures year of racist bullying that vice principal calls 'isolated case'
10-year-old Taylor Armbrester of Chelsea, Alabama, describes the bullying he endured to an reporter ( Screengrab)

Taylor Armbrester, a 10-year-old black student at Chelsea Park Elementary School in Chelsea, Alabama, described serious and sustained racist bullying from white classmates -- but his school's assistant principal denied that the school has a race problem.

"This would be an isolated case," assistant principal Mary Anderson told "We have children of all races."

According to HuffPost, one incident involved white students taunting Armbrester with a take on the "roses are red" nursery rhyme that included the phrase "roses are red, violets are blue, I am white, why aren’t you?" In another incident, a classmate Armbrester considered a friend threw a basketball at him so hard that it broke his finger.

Despite a satisfactory intervention with school administration, Armbrester's mother Shaneka Phillips told that his year-long experience being bullied was difficult on her 10-year-old son.

"He's a sweet kid," she said. "This is what he's expecting out of life so far."

Watch video of Armbrester describing his bullying below, via