Mich. students chant ‘build the wall’ in viral video USA TODAY Katrease Stafford (Thursday, November 10th 2016)
“…ROYAL OAK, Mich. — A viral video of middle school students at a Michigan school shouting “build the wall” during a lunch hour Wednesday has sparked outrage across social media, leading some to demand that school district officials take action.
The video, which has nearly 2 million views and more than 45,000 shares, shows a group of students leading the chant in the cafeteria of Royal Oak Middle School. The woman who posted the short video on Facebook, Dee Perez-Scott, said in a brief caption that the incident happened Wednesday.
“The taunts, the ‘Build that Wall’ with such bullying power and hate from children to children,” wrote Perez-Scott. “Just horrifying!”..”
This is sample of why “us” adults need to be careful on how we express our “political views” at home. Kids are watching our reaction to this political election and everything we do. I have a “young” teenager friend that came to my house wanting to bike one day as he shared how he was tired of his parents watching the “political debates”. Then another “friend” (college age) express similar feelings on how he was “tired” of his parents watching it too.
Post-election racism makes students uneasy Solvejg Wastvedt · Nov 10, 2016 .mprnews.org
“The day after the election, messages including “whites only”, “Trump Train” and the n-word were scrawled on a bathroom door at Maple Grove Senior High.
The district reacted by starting an investigation and contacting police. And the next morning, a parent told MPR News that her daughter found students smiling and handing out cookies, along with messages of acceptance posted on the wall.
• NewsCut: Maple Grove kids fight back against the racists
Reactions to Tuesday’s presidential election are playing out in schools around the state, with tension reported in some cases as students bring differing views to class.
The smiles and cookies after the racist graffiti in Maple Grove were a step toward healing divisions — but they certainly won’t solve a problem that is not unique to Maple Grove.
Students around the state are struggling with divisions that mirror the country’s deeply divided voting-age adults.
• Related: Trump victory spells uncertainty for Minnesotans feeling alienated by his rhetoric
East across the Mississippi River at Spring Lake Park High School, Principal Jane Stevenson wrote a Facebook post about a report of “disrespectful, inappropriate and racially offensive graffiti” on a girls’ bathroom wall. Pictures of it made the rounds on social media, and Stevenson condemned the act.
Stevenson said the police are involved and the district is investigating.
In an interview before word of the graffiti spread to media, Spring Lake Park band teacher Nora Tycast said she hadn’t seen an increase in racist incidents post-election, she said the school routinely struggles with racial tension.
“My colleagues and I see just a wide gamut of reactions from students, students that are really sad and scared, and students that are really excited and pleased,” Tycast said. “So on Wednesday morning we saw a lot of fist pumping, and really kids really feeling free to express their excitement and kind of their pride in the country in a bunch of different ways. And we also had some students that were a lot more subdued.”
It’s unclear how many incidents similar to the racist graffiti in Maple Grove there may be.
The Minnesota Department of Education says it’s received three calls about incidents of harassment in schools. MPR News looked into a report of white students intimidating Latino students at Jefferson High School in Bloomington. The district says it’s investigated the report and denies that physical intimidation happened.
But shy of explicit incidents, it’s undeniable that some students are dealing with anxiety. Administrators in several districts sent letters home encouraging civility and denouncing racism and harassment.
Amy Hewett-Olatunde, who teaches English Language Learners at LEAP High School in St. Paul, said all her students are immigrants or refugees, and many of them are fearful.
“Many of them think that they need to think about where to go, if they go home. If they don’t have a place to go home to, what should they do,” she said. “Their parents are also extremely fearful of what may happen in terms of retaliation.”
Higher Ground Academy, also in St. Paul, has a primarily African-American population. Teacher Catherine Eisele said she’s sensed fear among her students since the primaries.
“I had three kids come up to me yesterday like, ‘Am I going to get deported?’ like quietly in the halls, not in front of everybody,” she said.
But on Thursday in civics class, Eisele taught her students how the American government works — she’s teaching them how to debate ideas.
Her students have been split throughout the election on policies. For Lyla, a 10th grader, President-elect Donald Trump’s views don’t worry her too much.
“It’s not like he’s going to make every single decision,” she said. “He has a cabinet behind him, they’re going to help him make good decisions.”
Another 10th grader, Adar, feels differently about Trump, saying she’s afraid of an increase in hate crimes following the election.
“I am worried about his supporters,” she said. “Racism has existed, you know, for a long time in our history, but I feel like he brought all the racists out, all the sexists out.”
But Adar said she’s not worried about being deported. She’s been paying attention in civics class.
“I know my rights”, she said.
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Students Tweet Their Fears After Trump’s Victory attn.com
“..Minority, Muslim, and gay students tweeted their concerns about going to school after the election.
During his presidential campaign, Trump made comments about refugees from the Muslim countries, Mexican immigrants, and crime policy that have instilled fear in some minorities.
heard rich white boys at school say how funny it is that Trump got elected; it’s so easy to laugh when it doesn’t affect you#NotMyPresident
— shan (@shannessian) November 9, 2016
i feel so bad. i’m in the school bathroom listening to a girl cry because she is so terrified of being deported.
— katherine 💱 (@pockyprincess1) November 9, 2016
My cousin comes home and tells me kids bullied them at school today telling them to go home now Trumps president…
— Nav Singh (@NaV__SiNgH) November 9, 2016
My niece first response to election: “should i tell people at school I am not Muslim anymore?”
She is eight. #TrumpPresident
— Saba Ansari (@SabaBrazil) November 9, 2016
My little sisters friend has been bullied at school because of her race & partly because of this election….PLEASE educate your kids!!!!! pic.twitter.com/5oc8fwOxu0
— gwen (@miaatoledo) November 9, 2016
I told my child not to talk about the election or her family at school. She asked, “Does this mean Daddy can’t be trans anymore?”
— Saundra Mitchell (@SaundraMitchell) November 9, 2016
Y’all pray for me at school tomorrow… nothing’s wrong, I’m just a minority
— Barbara Martinez (@barbiemtze) November 9, 2016
One teacher posted about her experience teaching children the day after the election. Najah Imani Muhammad posted that one of her second grade students said that he was afraid that Latinos would be deported. Trump promised to increase immigration enforcement during his campaign.
Immigrant communities fear deportation after election of Trump November 9, 2016, 8:39 PM baltimoresun.com
‘We are scared’: Students share fears, teachers calm nerves after election Written by
and Holly K. Hacker dallasnews.com
20 Horrific Acts Of Violence In Donald Trump’s First Days As President-Elect
Chris Riotta,IBTimes Tue, Nov 15 10:35 AM PST yahoo.com
Trump supporters brutally attack gay man in California
Mike Anzalone | November 10, 2016 usuncut.com
“…When Ball left the bar alone later in the night, Trump supporters followed him to an alley way and assaulted him, Ball said. The last thing he remembers before awaking bloody on the pavement was having a beer bottle smashed over his head. Friends took him to the hospital…”
Trump: “I Will Protect Our LGBTQ Citizens’
NBC News 07/22/2016 1:03 nbcnews.com
White nationalist Richard Spencer punched during interview
By Paul P. Murphy, CNN Updated 7:13 AM ET, Sat January 21, 2017 cnn.com
“…Video posted online by the outlet shows the white supremacist speaking to Washington bureau chief Zoe Daniel when he was interrupted by individuals off camera.
Spencer was answering questions on whether he was a neo-Nazi. He said he was not, and was then asked what the “Pepe the Frog” pin he was wearing signified.
“Pepe the Frog” is an internet meme so often used by racists and anti-Semites it was designated a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League.
As Spencer was speaking, a masked individual ran up, socked him in the face and fled. Spencer left, later tweeting there was, “no serious damage.”..”
Go back to Asia!’: Trump supporter grabs woman–police arrive and handcuff the victim
Nathan Wellman | November 10, 2016 usuncut.com
–On social media, police say they did not respond to University student’s alleged campus assault 11/10/2016, 6:11pm
By Jessie Bekker .mndaily.com
In a widely-shared Facebook post, Kathy Mirah Tu alleges she was accosted while walking across the Washington Avenue Bridge.
“…The University of Minnesota Police Department tweeted Thursday afternoon, saying they were not involved in the alleged handcuffing of a University student, who said she was verbally and physically attacked while crossing the Washington Avenue Bridge in a Facebook post Wednesday.
The Minneapolis Police Department also said it was unable to find a record of the incident, in a Facebook post Thursday evening.
Trump to a divided America: ‘Don’t be afraid’ By Marisa Schultz and Bruce Golding
November 13, 2016 | 8:21pm | Updated nypost.com
“…President-elect Donald Trump said Sunday that Americans have nothing to fear from his incoming administration.
“I would tell them don’t be afraid, absolutely,” Trump told CBS’ “60 Minutes” when asked about the thousands of protesters from coast to coast who have taken to the streets since he became president-elect…”
Michael Moore: They Voted For A Guy Named ‘Hussein’ Twice, Trump Voters Are Not Racist dailycaller.com
“…Michael Moore disputed the notion that all the people who voted for President-elect Donald Trump are racist Friday, reiterating the fact that millions of them voted for…
Man beaten on South Side while onlookers yell, ‘Don’t vote for Trump’
WLS – Chicago 21 hours ago (Saturday, November 12th 2016) yahoo.com
-Washington D.C. Inauguration
Violence flares in Washington during Trump inauguration By Jonathan Landay and Scott Malone | WASHINGTON Politics | Sat Jan 21, 2017 | 7:58am EST reuters.com
Black-clad activists among hundreds of demonstrators protesting Donald Trump’s swearing-in on Friday clashed with police a few blocks from the White House, in an outburst of violence rare for an inauguration.
At least 217 people were arrested in the melees, police said.
The burst of civil disorder followed a fierce presidential campaign that ended in a stunning victory for Republican Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8 and left the country divided.
Many of Trump’s supporters traveled to Washington to cheer their new president on Inauguration Day. Tens of thousands of detractors are expected to march peacefully on Saturday.
In the violence, knots of activists in black clothes and masks threw rocks and bottles at officers wearing riot gear, who responded with volleys of tear gas and stun grenades as a helicopter hovered low overhead. …
Protesters and police said the violent activists were acting independently of organized opposition to Trump.
The Disrupt J20 group on Twitter said its anger was not directed only at Trump, and that it would also have demonstrated had Democrat Hillary Clinton won the election last November.
Not far from the White House, Bob Hrifko, a member of the Bikers for Trump group, said he was struck in the face with an aluminum chair when he tried to intervene in a scuffle involving police and protesters.
“We need more order. This ain’t right,” said Hrifko, who was bleeding from a cut under his eye.
….In Seattle, one person was shot in the abdomen during a demonstration at the University of Washington, the Seattle Police Department said on Twitter. Demonstrators gathered there to protest Trump and conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos, who gave a talk on campus, local media reported. ..
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He yelled ‘Get out of my country,’ witnesses say, and then shot 2 men from India, killing one By Mark Berman and Samantha Schmidt February 24 washingtonpost.com
“..According to witness accounts, the gunman reportedly told two of the people who were shot — both Indian men who work for Garmin, the technology firm — to “get out of my country” before opening fire and had also used racial slurs during the Wednesday evening shooting…
The father of one of the people injured pointed to the election of President Trump, who has routinely described a threat posed to Americans from people outside the country’s borders, and pleaded with parents in India “not to send their children to the United States.”
The White House responded by calling the link to Trump’s rhetoric absurd, according to Reuters….
He reportedly came back into the bar and hurled racial slurs at the two Indian men, including comments that suggested he thought they were of Middle Eastern descent. When he started firing shots, Grillot, a regular at the bar whom Bohnen called “everyone’s friend,” moved to get involved…”
Andhra Engineer Killed By US Navy Veteran First Indian Hate Crime Victim In Trump Era
“Published on Feb 23, 2017
An Indian-American IT engineer employed by a US company was fatally shot and his Indian colleague wounded by a white man who thought they were Middle Easterners and who was heard telling them to “get out of my country” at the time of the shooting.
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If You’re Overwhelmed By The Election, Here’s What You Can Do Now 11/09/2016 02:36 am ET | Updated 18 hours ago Jenna Amatulli Trends Editor, The Huffington Post huffingtonpost.com
How can we “fight” evil with love?