Is the wall here yet? Those are some of the questions that Latino children ask their classmates as reported by a teacher in Tennessee, this is after some of these children were told that they’ll be deported and blocked from returning home by the wall proposed by President Trump.
A Southern Poverty Law Center survey of teachers across the country provided insights into the schools proving that hate has spread into schools. Classrooms are now filled with inflamed racial and ethnic tensions.
The survey, which was conducted from March 23 to April 2, asked questions about the impact of the presidential campaign on schoolchildren. The report reveals that "The Trump Effect: The Impact of the Presidential Campaign on Our Nation’s Schools," according to the teachers, there has been an increase in the bullying, harassment and intimidation of students whose races, religions or nationalities were targeted by the 2016 Presidential Candidates.
Richard Cohen, who is the President of Southern Poverty, revealed that the there’s a deep concern about the level of fear among minority children who feel threatened by both the incendiary campaign rhetoric and the bullying they’re encountering in school.
The fear and tension increase the burden of immigrant students who are struggling with the language barrier, after-school job and family work. Recently, fans have taunted players, especially Latino players — with "Trump! and "Build a wall!" at high school sporting events in Iowa.
Many people would be surprised about how a Latino student would transcend this kind of mentality and decide to support President Trump, well, that was exactly the case in the footage shown below where a student is seen talking as he defends his opinion about Trump.
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Being one of the few right-wingers in his school, the student is provoked by the teacher who seeks to understand why he’s of a different opinion. The student responds by setting the record straight and correcting the teacher’s notion; he reaffirms that President Trump does not hate Latino, it's only that he wants to eliminate Illegals from the US.
The argument then shifts to how there is a war on blacks and other minorities because of cop killings, the teacher insists that the FBI statistics the student was using were skewered since it was seeded on white supremacy.
The teacher also raises a point about how when an attack is unleashed by Muslims, its labelled terrorism, but for the Las Vegas attack, it wasn’t since it was unleashed by a white. In response, the student points out that the government has not found any political or religious aims, and therefore it cannot be viewed as a terrorist incident because the definition of terrorism states violence in the pursuit of a political aim. The teacher tries to defend herself on the grounds that the dictionary is wrong and that she knew more than it. As to whom is right or wrong on the subject, that’s upon you to critically re-evaluate the argument.