No matter who you voted for in this year's election, there are a few things that are still unacceptable. A few of those things are as follows:
1. Telling your English classes, yes CLASSES, that she voted for Trump because she hopes they all get deported (yes, including the ones from the United States)
2. Telling your English classes that you believe all Muslims are terrorists
3. Any combination or permutation of 1&2
The teacher that shared this story spoke of a time in her youth when a teacher mentioned that just because it was Cinco de Mayo didn't mean that it was OK to act out. These things stick with kids and cause damage that impact both long and short term academic and social development. Other than that, it's just terrible.
Props to the teachers at that school for being proactive and handling this the same day. They already have by mentioning it to the administration. I'm sure that Dallas ISD will do something about it. If not, I'm sure that trustee over this district, with his decades of experience as an educator and a trustee, will stand up for the high school children in his district. I'm sure that it won't take an academic pep rally to get his attention on this campus that needs it now more than ever.
Kudos to the teachers that have spoken up. That's what it takes. I hope that everyone continues to do the same to people that are taking advantage of the turmoil of this election to spread hate. Here's the thing, I am not one of those people that thinks everyone that voted for Trump is a racist or a sexist. In fact, I think oversimplifying things that way is what led to this situation in the first place. Much like these teachers have done, it is also the responsibility of principled conservatives that voted for Trump for reasons other than hating people that are different to stand against racism, hatred, sexism, and ignorance as well. Don't let hate-filled radicals ruin your good names and our children's lives. Coming back together as a nation is that much harder when we have English teachers spewing hate to a bunch of high school kids.
This is not the America we fought for. This is not the way it should be. Our students deserve better and our schools should demand it be so.
There's no room for hate in Dallas ISD.
No Room for Hate in Dallas or Dallas ISD Schools
DISD and Dallas Education Rundown - November Week 2