Those are the words of a small child, a Latino Kindergartner in Tennessee to be exact, who his teacher says was “told by classmates that he will be deported and trapped behind a wall” —and he asks every day, “Is the wall here yet?”
Think about that for a second.
In other parts of the country “some are using the word Trump as a taunt or as a chant as they gang up on others. Muslim children are being called terrorist or ISIS or bomber.”
This is all from a study done by the Southern Poverty Law Center. They report:
More than two-thirds of the teachers reported that students—mainly immigrants, children of immigrants and Muslims—have expressed concerns or fears about what might happen to them or their families after the election.
More than half have seen an increase in uncivil political discourse.
More than one-third have observed an increase in anti-Muslim or anti-immigrant sentiment.
More than 40 percent are hesitant to teach about the election.
What on earth have we done? Have you seen that ad by Hillary Clinton’s campaign? The one about “our children are watching?” You need to:
Have you talked to your own kids about the election? Now that we’re back to school the instances of hate are, if the Southern Poverty Law Center’s study is right, going to rise.
Donald Trump doesn’t have the temperament, judgement, or frankly the class to be President of this great country. How can we possibly go from what has to be one of the classiest President’s in Barack Obama to someone resembling your ranting, drunk, used-car selling uncle at Thanksgiving?
It’s typical to say “think of the children.” But really, when you have to turn off a Trump rally we really need to start thinking of the children.
I’m glad Hillary Clinton has, and I hope you’ll be voting for her in November.