It’s only been 9 days since Trump won the election and a rash of racist, anti-Muslim, and anti-Semitic incidents—from chants of “Build that wall!” to swastika graffiti—have surged inside classrooms, on college campuses, and in communities around the country.
By Monday, the Southern Poverty Law Center received more than 400
As of Monday, the Southern Poverty Law Center(SPLC) had collected more than 400 accusations of election-related harassments and racial violence. The SPLC have been raising awareness for months about the so-called “Trump effect” in America’s schools. More than one-third of the incidents reported have taken place in k-12 schools and universities.
John Dieter, superintendent of DeWitt Public Schools, condemned the “reprehensible and completely unacceptable” actions in a letter to parents. He went on to say that it wasn’t a “coincidence” that the events took place after the election. “Our children are still processing everything that they have heard and seen and they are trying to make sense of their world,” Dieter told parents, adding that Trump, President Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton all had called for unity. “We need to share this message with our children and we need to move forward and heal.”
These are times that we need to stand together rather than push each other apart. These violent actions need to come to a stop.
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