When New Hampshire educator Anne McQuade’s refugee and immigrant students first arrive in America, she says they are “hopeful.” They’ve been told about the American dream, and its ideas of opportunity and social mobility contrast the violent, war-torn countries they are often fleeing.
But lately, these students haven’t received the warm welcome they expect. Because of Republican nominee Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant and Islamophobic rhetoric, children are fearful that their family members will be deported or their new country will ban Muslims from entering, said McQuade. After getting off the bus recently, one of her young Muslim students was yelled at by a community member who told the student to “go home, you terrorist.”
McQuade, who spoke to reporters while on a call for the Hillary Clinton campaign, says she has witnessed an increase in racially and ethnically charged bullying as a result of Trump’s campaign. Other educators have too. Teachers around the country recently reported more vicious and divisive schoolyard bullying in a paper compiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The report calls the increase the “Trump Effect,” positing that the Republican nominee’s divisive rhetoric is impacting how children treat each other.
In the heyday of supermarket tabloids, this kind of garbage would have been the last thing you saw before you check out.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is essentially a left wing hate group, which makes using them as a source for this particularly ironic.
It’s also not a real stretch to think that this worked in reverse, with Clinton operatives gently suggesting to their teachers’ union friends that they might want to come forward with a bullying tale or two. A quote from the president of the National Education Association (the most evil labor organization in America) at the end of the post pretty much confirms that the fix is in.
This is merely a preview of what will happen if Mrs. Clinton ascends to the Oval Office. Initiatives to “combat” perceived threats, supported by dubious claims by Democrat partisan groups, all backed by the power of what is sure to be a somewhat unchecked Executive Branch. An Executive Branch that will be headed by a president who will probably have an enemies list that would make Richard Nixon blush.