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Here Are 5 Times Donald Trump’s Name Was Used By Racists In Schools

Ever since Donald Trump announced his run for presidency last year by calling Mexican immigrants drug dealers and rapists, his supporters have taken to using his name as an insult lobbed at Latinos and other minorities. In some cases, this has resulted in violence. In Kansas, for example, a white motorcyclist yelled “Trump” at a Latino and Muslim man before assaulting them, and in Boston, where two Trump supporters beat up a homeless man. Unfortunately, invoking the GOP frontrunner’s name in the name of bigotry has sullied our schools, as well. We’ve compiled a list of five separate incidents where “Trump” was used to insult minority students.

Tulane University

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As part of Kappa Alpha Order’s (KA) annual tradition, the fraternity at Tulane University…

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On April 7, the Tulane Chapter of the Kappa Alpha fraternity erected a wall using sandbags, a tradition that kicks off the fraternity’s annual “Old Ball” festivities. For this year, they decided to decorate their wall with Donald Trump’s name and his “Make America Great Again” slogan. The wall was recently taken down and the fraternity issued a statement claiming satire. We’re inclined to believe them. After all, it’s not like predominantly white fraternities in the South have ever said or done anything racist.

University of California, San Diego

We are deeply disturbed by reports this morning that hooded male adults were seen writing pro-Trump propaganda as well…

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Every year, UCSD welcomes admitted students to visit campus for an event called “Triton Day.” For three to five men wearing hoodies, this was the perfect opportunity to spread their message of hate. College students using chalk to show their love for Donald Trump is a larger national trend — known as “The Chalkening” — but what sets USCD apart is that in addition to pro-Trump messaging, these unidentified men also wrote “build the wall,” “deport them all,” “f**k Mexicans,” and “Mexico will pay.” Even worse, they scribbled it in front of the UCSD Raza Resource Center.

Elkhorn High School (Wisc.)

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During an April 7 soccer game, a group of students from Elkhorn High School in Elkhorn, Wisconsin — which is predominantly white — started chanting “Donald Trump! Build the wall” at Latina and black players from Beloit Memorial High School. The chants resulted in several players breaking down crying in the middle of the field.

Here’s the frightening thing: The chant was started by three elementary-aged students, at least according to Elkhorn District Administrator Jason Tadlock. This just goes to show you that xenophobia and racism knows no age.

Ohio University

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Students at Ohio University woke up April 7 to a wall graffitied with “Trump 2016” and “Build The Wall.” According to the Athens Post, multiple members of various fraternities and sororities were at least partially responsible. Although none of the students involved will be disciplined (they remain anonymous), national fraternity and sorority organizations have cancelled Ohio University’s Greek Week in favor of events aimed at stressing the importance of diversity.

Andrean High School (Ind.)

Tonight at the Bishop Noll vs. Andrean (both private catholic high schools) basketball game, the Andrean “super fan”…

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When it comes to basketball in Indiana, much like love and death, there are no rules. That’s probably why fans of Andrean High School, a mostly white school, thought it would be a good idea to use Donald Trump as a taunt against their bitter rival, Bishop Noll, whose team has multiple Latino players. We get that sports make you do horrible things (trust, we’ve been there), but you can’t use competition as a guise to say horrific stuff and not expect people to call you out.

That ESPN Deportes sign, though, is kind of legit funny, so kudos to you, bigots.

READ: Shocking Footage of a Trump Supporter Attacking A Latino and A Muslim Surfaces

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Texas High Schoolers Conducted a Mock ‘Slave Auction’ Of Black Students Over Snapchat

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Texas High Schoolers Conducted a Mock ‘Slave Auction’ Of Black Students Over Snapchat

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Students at a high school in Aledo, Texas are being disciplined after the administration discovered they held a mock slave auction on Snapchat where they “traded” Black students.

Screenshots of the Snapchat group show that these unnamed students “bid” on students of color, ranging anywhere from $1 to $100.

One student in particular was priced at $1 because his hair was “bad”. The screenshot also shows that the group chat’s name changed regularly. The group’s name started as “Slave Trade” then changed to “N—-r Farm”, and finally to “N—– Auction”.

Upon learning of the mock slave auction, the Daniel Ninth Grade Campus’s principal wrote a note to parents explaining the situation. Principal Carolyn Ansley called the mock slave auction “an incident of cyberbullying and harassment” which “led to conversations about how inappropriate and hurtful language can have a profound and lasting impact” on people.

Many people felt that the school principal downplayed the gravity of the mock slave auction. Not once did she mention the word racism in the letter that she sent out to parents.

“Calling it cyberbullying rather than calling it racism… that is the piece that really gets under my skin,” said Mark Grubbs, father to three former Aledo ISD students, to NBC DFW. But Grubbs, along with many other Aledo parents and community members, say that the incident didn’t surprise them.

In fact, Grubbs said he had to take his children out of the Aledo ISD school system because of how much racist harassment his children were facing. “A lot of racism,” he said of his son’s experience at the school. “My son being called out of his name and what not and it got to the point he didn’t mind fighting and that didn’t sit right with me and my wife. My son was never a fighter.”

After the backlash to the initial statement, Superintendent Susan Bohn finally released a statement condemning the racism and “hatred” of the mock slave auction.

“There is no room for racism or hatred in the Aledo ISD, period,’ Bohn wrote. “Using inappropriate, offensive and racially charged language and conduct is completely unacceptable and is prohibited by district policy.”

The problem with “policies” like these is they fail to target the issue of racism at the root. Hate speech may be “prohibited”, but if a child is displaying racist behavior for whatever reason, the bigger problem is the way that they have been educated and indoctrinated. Slave auctions have no place in 2021.

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Disturbing Video Shows Workers Feeding White Kids First At A Georgia Daycare

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Disturbing Video Shows Workers Feeding White Kids First At A Georgia Daycare

Schools and daycares are supposed to be safe spaces for kids to be able to learn and to express themselves. However, we know that isn’t always the case. For years, children have had to fear gun violence on campus, bullying, and sexual assaults.

A recent video that’s gone viral shows that even younger kids aren’t safe from trauma, as a daycare in Georgia is being accused of blatant racism against its Black kids.

Young kids are experiencing hate and racism even at places meant to be safe for them.

The Kids ‘R’ Kids daycare center in Roswell, on the outskirts of Atlanta, has been accused of racism after a father checked in to the live feed at lunch time to see how his two-year-old son was doing and noticed that the white children were all fed first while the Black children were made to wait.

Adryan McCauley told CBS46: “They were skipping all of the Black kids it seemed like. All the white kids got their lunch, and all the Black kids had to wait. From the videos and pictures that we saw today, we are just completely disturbed.”

McCauley took a screenshot which he posted to Instagram, but the full video has not been released. He added that the boy’s mother asked the nursery what had happened and was reportedly told by the director: “I’m not really sure because I’m not in the classroom, maybe it’s a dietary thing.”

One of the families was sure to share what happened with the public.

According to the Daily Mail, the family of the 2-year-old posted the screenshot to Instagram, where it went viral.

“This is truly unbelievable. You better know this won’t be the last time you hear from me on this,” user @marquis_dagreat wrote, along with the screenshot. “Why does every white kid have their food? Not one black child has food in front of them! Thank God for cameras in classrooms because there is no way to hide this racism!”

“In the year 2021 this is truly unbelievable. As blacks we always strive to send our kids to schools in Suburban area’s [sic], but I’m telling you first hand that is not always best,” they continued. “This is not a black or white issue this is simply wrong!”

The brand behind the daycare has cut ties with the Georgia location.

The corporate office responded on Thursday by calling the screenshot “disturbing” and cutting ties with the location in question. 

“Our company has decided to terminate that franchisee’s Kids ‘R’ Kids contract and branding, effective immediately, leaving them to operate independently,” President and CEO David Vinson said in the statement, posted to Instagram. “We apologize to the family, the community and all of those impacted by this situation and will use this as a learning tool to remind our Kids ‘R’ Kids staff on the importance of diversity and inclusivity.”

Vinson added that the corporate office will help locate alternate preschool options for families displaced by the decision. 

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