The ‘Trump Effect’ in Schools: How Trump’s Hate Speech Is Traumatizing America’s Children

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“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…

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