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If This Latino Kid Starting School Doesn’t Bring A Smile To Your Face, You Have No Soul

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Do yourself a favor and take a few minutes out of your busy schedule being an adult to watch the infectious enthusiasm of Kevin Rodriguez.

And why’s Kevin so excited? He’s starting the fourth grade! With all the responsibilities of adulthood, it’s easy to forget that there was a time when something so simple could bring us so much joy. Kevin talks about the fourth grade with the same kind of excitement adults use when talking about happy hour.

Throughout the short and sweet interview with Austin’s FOX 7, Kevin’s precociousness shines as he talks about all the important issues affecting his world: learning more, summer vacation, and the independence that comes with getting older.

“My mom thinks I’m a baby so I can’t walk to school sometimes and also she thinks I need protective gear when I need to ride a bike. I know how to ride a bike already even without protective gear!” Kevin told FOX 7.

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I think we can all agree that getting older has it’s advantages, but there are times I wish I still had nap times and recess. Good luck in the 4th grade, Kevin!


Read: This Immigrant Kid In Search Of American Dream Only Sleeps 3 Hours So He Can Work And Go To School

This Family Thought They Had Pulled Off The Perfect Mordida But What The Birthday Girl Did Will Leave You Shook

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This Family Thought They Had Pulled Off The Perfect Mordida But What The Birthday Girl Did Will Leave You Shook

La mordida, the Mexican tradition of shoving someone’s face into a cake, is always cause for laughter, but this Latina teen is going viral for brilliantly dodging a face filled with icing.

On Monday, Emory posted a video on Instagram of her high school graduation-slash-birthday party. In the short clip, the Latina, who turned 18, is seen doing something most Mexican kiddies only dream of: evading la mordida.

Right when three partygoers push Emory’s head into her rectangle cake, she places a paper plate over her face. As the crowd cheers and chuckles, it’s Emory who has the last laugh when she arises. The teen, with slight white and blue icing on the top of her forehead, reveals a clean face, with her black eyeliner, mascara and gloss all still in tact.

“Bitchhhh,” she yells in a green tank top and denim shorts as her friends and relatives hurray even louder, realizing that Emory cleverly turned the joke on them.

While just a few seconds long, the video has gone viral, with more than 112 thousand views and 245 comments.

The clip has even been shared by influencers like Daquan, whose post, which suggested Emory has a 200 IQ, has more than 3 million views.

Viewers were stunned by the teen’s savvy.

“She just completely changed the entire game! How did we not think of this when we were kids,” one user commented.

“This girls going places fur sure,” another one added.

While it’s common practice in most cultures to put a little icing on the person celebrating their birthday, in Mexico, and Mexican-American communities throughout the US, the fun (or misery, depending on who you ask) goes a little further.

During birthday celebrations, it’s tradition for family and friends to hover around the person who’s going to blow their candles out and chant, “mordida,” “mordida,” “mordida,” which is a call for the cake smash.

No one is safe from la mordida, which translates to “bite” or “take a bite,” not babies celebrating their first birthdays or elders commemorating their feat over the hill.

But now, thanks to Emory’s genius, we all have a quick shield we can use the next time we hear a crowd shouting “mordida.”

Read: 17 Wonder Women Who Accomplished The Impossible: Remaining Classy After La Mordida

This Texas Teacher Thought She Was Private Messaging Trump About ‘Illegal’ Students And It Got Her Fired And People Are Laughing Way Out Loud

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This Texas Teacher Thought She Was Private Messaging Trump About ‘Illegal’ Students And It Got Her Fired And People Are Laughing Way Out Loud

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Georgia Clark allegedly thought she was sending private tweets directly to President Trump. The educator was trying to alert the president to what she perceived as a take over by “illegal” students in her school district. Now, the teacher with enough time to tweet about students she didn’t like has more time to tweet after being fired for her unsavory social media activity.

Georgia Clark, a former English teacher at Amon Carter-Riverside High School, has been fired following inappropriate tweets.

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Clark sent a series of tweets to President Trump asking for help in removing “illegal” students from the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD). According to Clark, FWISD is “loaded with illegal students from Mexico” with the high school she teaches in being “taken over by them.” She insinuated that the presence of these students led to drug dealers moving unimpeded on the campus.

News of her termination is being met with approval from the national community.

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According to NBC News, Clark’s tweets first started to get attention last week and she deleted her Twitter account on May 29 trying to hide the tweets. However, at that time, the school district had become aware of her tweets and she was placed on administrative leave.

The FWISD held a special board meeting to vote on Clark’s employment and her termination was a unanimous decision.

The 8-0 vote cemented Clark’s fate in the educational system of Fort Worth. According to The New York Times, all of the attendees who chose to speak at the special meeting spoke against Clark. There were no meeting attendees that defended Clark and her inappropriate tweets. Clark’s supporters appear to all be online behind screens and keyboards.

This is not the first time Clark has been in trouble with the school system because of her racist language.

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School records show that the educator used racist terminology against students of color in her classrooms since 2013. The teacher, who has been teaching in the district since 1998, once separated the students in her class by race seating Mexican students on one side and Black and white students on the other. She then reportedly said the Mexican students were Mexico and the white and Black students were America.

Most people who have seen the story as holding firm that she should be barred from teaching.

Clark is reportedly seeking a hearing from the Texas Education Agency since she thought her tweets were private messages. We’ll update you as this story develops.

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