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When Students at a North Carolina High School Were Asked About Immigration, They Created These Signs

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That’s what several students and faculty members were asking after the student-made signs were displayed at Erwin High School in Asheville, North Carolina.

Sydney Dandreaa, a student at Erwin High, posted the photos to the Facebook page of local news station WLOS ABC 13.

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Dandreaa was worried that she would get in trouble for speaking out:

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She wasn’t alone, though. Once word got out on social media, people were PISSED.

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So what’s the deal? Why were the signs posted?

The signs went up after a civics class discussion about immigration.

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According to WLOS ABC 13, a teacher asked students to write out their opinions about immigration on signs and bumper stickers. When the assignment was complete, the signs and bumper stickers were displayed in a hallway, visible to other students and staff.

BTW, there’s a Native American statue in front of Erwin High. Their mascot? The Warriors.

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After Dandreaa’s Facebook post, several students, family members, staff, and even alumni complained to school officials.illegals-home

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Many felt that personal opinions were something to be discussed, not displayed on signs visible to everyone. According to WLOS ABC 13, the signs were removed and school administrations agreed to hold a meeting to discuss the incident.

Jashua Ramirez, a former student at Erwin, told WLOS ABC 13 why the signs sparked such outrage:

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“We are members of this community… this is our home. Erwin is my home.”

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Your Office Might be Boring, Unless there are Some Latinos, Here’s Why

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Your Office Might be Boring, Unless there are Some Latinos, Here’s Why

Working in an office with where the majority of employees are Latinos is… kind of the best work environment imaginable. With mariachis in the office, jokes you can finally tell in Spanish and the food, work feels more like a cousin’s birthday party than actual work because…

It Starts with the Saludo

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You can’t get away with running to your desk and pretending you don’t see everyone…that’ll get you the death stare, like the one mom gave you when you didn’t say hi to aaaall your tías y tíos.

…Y Se Saluda de Beso

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Waving just doesn’t cut it. You greet your coworkers as you would your Tía Chata.

Like Family Parties, Conference Rooms are Themed

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In this case, the theme is chile. There’s Tapatío, Tajín, Tabasco, Cholula, Valentina, on and on and on…

READ: #GrowingUpHispanic Means VapoRub, Walter Mercado, Chanclas, and So Much Cleaning

The Wall Art is Anything but Standard

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No boring corporate art here.

The Kitchen is the Heart of the Office

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The pantry is just like the one at abuelita’s house.

READ: Tortilla Loving, Salsa Dancing and Other Signs Your Dog Is Latino

So is the Kitchen Cantina

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It doesn’t stop there. Every executive office has a stocked mini bar.

The Smells During Lunchtime are Like…

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Because everyone brings home-cooked meals enchiladas, mofongo, even ceviche. None of that basic sandwich sh*t.

Everyone. Is. So. Loud.

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And this includes carcajadas at all hours of the day because the jokes are nonstop.

You’re Never Sure What Language People are Speaking

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One minute it’s English, then it switches to Spanish, then Spanglish and before the conversation’s over you’re hearing words you never knew existed. Does anyone know what chincual means? ?

Cursing is a Natural Thing

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No one gasps or bleeps you out when you say guey, pinche or ch*ngado, because there really is no replacement for those words.

There’s Always a Reason to Celebrate

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And mariachis in the office are not a rare occurrence.

All-hands Go a Little Something Like This…

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We get PUMPED.

Basically, it’s one big party and we still get sh*t done.

What do you like about working with Latinos? Click the share button below and let us know!