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Here’s How This Michigan School Reacted To Students Chanting “Build That Wall”

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This happened today at Royal Oak Middle School in Royal Oak Michigan. It is so sad. Latino children were crying.
The taunts, the “Build that Wall” with such bullying power and hate from children to children. Just Horrifying!

Posted by Dee Perez-Scott on Wednesday, November 9, 2016

In the wake of the presidential election, tension are expectedly high, as this recent video from a school in Michigan shows. In what looks like your typical middle school lunch room, students joined in a brief, but disturbing chant of “build that wall,” a chant that echoes President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to build a Mexico-U.S. border wall to keep people from entering the U.S. illegally. Michigan’s current population is around 10 million, of which 130k residents are currently undocumented.

Teachers are working with parents to ensure that students have a safe environment.


Teachers were quick to disrupt the chant, but not before the few seconds of video was captured and displayed on Facebook, garnering, as of this writing, nearly 5.5 million views. While some might try to pass this occurrence off as no more than the overblown coverage of a small event, the school’s staff say they are taking it very seriously. The statement released by the school’s superintendent reassured parents, saying:

We are committed to providing a safe, secure, and supportive learning environment for all students. We addressed this incident when it occurred. We are addressing it today. We are working with our students to help them understand the impact of their words and actions on others in their school community. Our school district and each building in it works every day to be a welcoming community for all, inclusive and caring, where all students know they are valued, safe and supported

As the country comes down from the dizzying and divisive high of the election, incidents like this, or worse, are predictably and steadily coming in. If you or anyone you know is in need of help, there are organizations dedicated to helping those on the receiving end of bullying. Please reach out.

READ: John Oliver Called Out Herbalife For Targeting Latinos

People Are Staging Major Protests Across The Nation Against A Trump Presidency


People Are Staging Major Protests Across The Nation Against A Trump Presidency

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It’s been less than a week since Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election and people are protesting in several major cities. Although most of the protests have been peaceful, some have turned violent and been classified as riots. The message these Americans are sending is clear. They are not happy with the outcome.

Los Angeles has been protesting every day since the election results.

There was a march in downtown Los Angeles the very night of the election and protests have been scheduled every night since then with a large-scale march planned for Saturday. Wednesday’s protest saw chaos as anti-Trump protesters vandalized cars and shut down the 101 freeway.

Chicagoans descended onto the city’s Trump Tower to show their dissatisfaction with the election.

Protesters chanted a pro-immigrant chant saying “immigrants are welcome here.”

New York City has also been experiencing anti-Trump protests.

According to the Facebook Event Rally against Trump in NYC!, the protests are designed to “build a movement to fight racism, sexism, and Islamophobia!”

Even states that went red, like Texas, are seeing people take to the street to protest the president-elect.

Much like the other protests, Austinites took to the streets to show the immigrant community that they stand with them. “Say it loud. Say it clear. Immigrants are welcome here,” protesters chanted.

California also witnessed San Franciscans taking to the streets in protest.

During one protest in San Francisco, protesters made it clear they don’t want Trump chanting, “Hey, hey. Ho, ho! Donald Trump has got to go!

Thousands of protesters marched in Seattle during the early morning hours of November 10.


Not to be outdone in the state of Texas, Dallasites also marched.

We’re talking hundreds of people.

Bostonians took their disapproval straight to the state house.

The chant in Boston: “Not the nation that I know. Donald Trump has got to go.”

Residents in Boulder took a different approach to their protest and it was not strictly against Donald Trump.

Protesters in Boulder, Colo., focused on the patriarchy rather than the president-elect himself.

READ: Undocumented Immigrants Are Sending A Clear Message To Donald Trump That They’re Here To Stay

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