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What? Really? Poll Says GOP Latinos in Nevada are Supporting Trump

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Donald Trump, who launched his presidential campaign by accusing Mexicans of being rapists, has more support amongst likely Republican Latino voters than any of the other candidates — no, we’re not making this up.

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This is according to a new poll conducted by Florida International University (go Panthers!) and AdsMovil, a mobile advertising firm specializing in Latinos.

The poll, first published by Latino Rebels (sup, guys), claims that 37 percent of Latino Republican respondents would vote for Trump. That’s significantly higher than what Marco Rubio (16.4 percent) and Ted Cruz (13.5 percent) got.

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If you’re like me, you’re probably trying to rationalize these numbers by thinking that maybe these GOP Latinos like Trump because of his economic proposals or stance on issues like national security. And, if you’re like me, you’re also wrong.

Of those Latinos, that self-identified as Republicans, 28.5 percent said that immigration was their most important issue. Employment and the economy came in second place with 20 percent.

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To be fair, these poll numbers don’t really match up with other data that has been published. For example, according to a 2015 Gallup poll, Trump had a -51 favorability among Latinos — meaning there are very few things that are less popular than him, like your mom’s chancla.

Also, according to a Pew Research Center study, immigration is the 4th most important issue to Latinos.

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Political pundits said that Trump would flame out by now—and that Jeb! Bush would be the frontrunner—so, really no one knows anything. Maybe there really are a lot of Latinos in Nevada who are going to help Trump win the caucus. If that’s the case, we should be terrified.

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A Portland Substitute Teacher Was Suspended For Showing A Frida Kahlo Documentary

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A Portland Substitute Teacher Was Suspended For Showing A Frida Kahlo Documentary

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Frida Kahlo was no stranger to controversy during her heyday — and she STILL continues to make waves. This time she had help from a substitute teacher for Portland Public Schools. The sub was recently suspended for teaching her class about Frida. Sounds harmless, right? Not according to some. Here’s what went down:

An unnamed substitute teacher was suspended without pay after showing a high school class a documentary about Frida Kahlo.

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Like, what the hell?

The documentary in question was “The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo,” which is available on YouTube.

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READ: 10 Frida Kahlo Paintings That Don’t Get Enough Love

PBS created the documentary with the intention of it being taught in schools. There’s even an official educational guide on the PBS site. According to Willamette Weekly, the students in the class were in a program for those in “federal immigration limbo.”

According to a Facebook post by Portland Teacher Association President Gwen Sullivan, a school administrator believed Frida’s paintings “were too violent and sexual.”

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There were no students younger than 13 years old in the class, but an administrator still deemed the content too explicit.

Sullivan changed her Facebook profile picture to Frida Kahlo in a show of solidarity with the teacher who faced the suspension.

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“I’m changing my profile picture until one of our teachers is taking off unpaid administrative leave for showing high school students a documentary on Frida Kahlo,” Sullivan wrote when she posted the photo.

READ: Why is Frida Kahlo 7 Feet Tall?

People made enough noise that the unidentified teacher was reinstated. She is also receiving back pay for the days she was suspended without pay. #SiSePuede

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“After an administrator deemed the documentary too controversial, the District took this educator off the substitute list, which is the equivalent to being placed on administrative leave without pay,” Jennifer Lewis, an acquaintance of Sullivan, posted to Facebook as a follow up. “This teacher has been a respected substitute teacher in our district for 19 years, and what the District did is just flat out wrong! I’m happy to report that as of this afternoon this person has been added back to the substitute list pending the investigation, at this time I can’t fully disclose the details but if I could, I know you’d be outraged.”

You can watch the documentary that caused such a problem below!

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