“My students are terrified of Donald Trump,” reports a teacher from a middle school with a large African-American Muslim population. “They think that if he’s elected, all Black people will get sent back to Africa.”
Another educator from a Tennessee school says a Latino kindergartener was told by his peers that he will be deported and barricaded behind a wall. “Is the wall here yet?” he asks daily.
One teacher reports that a fifth-grader told a Muslim student that “he was supporting Donald Trump because he was going to kill all of the Muslims if he became president.”
These are the nightmare scenarios outlined in a new Southern Poverty Law Center report on the “Trump effect” in U.S. schools, as described by 2,000 K-12 teachers across the country.
It is no surprise that young people are feeling the impact of an election cycle marred by racist incitement, as Trump vows…
View original post 640 more words