Donald Trump (Photo credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com)

Donald Trump (Photo credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com)

If there ever was a doubt that President-elect Donald Trump helped racists think hatred was OK, just look at their kids. There have been multiple incidents of middle school and high school students displaying an uncaring attitude and hateful rhetoric that was taught at home and on TV by Trump during this election cycle.

At Dewitt Junior High School in DeWitt, Michigan, parents and school administrators are looking into an incident that occurred on Wednesday morning after the election. A group of White students formed a human wall and stopped students of color from going to their destination. The group of White students picked on a young Hispanic girl telling her to go back to her own country and that they were going to “make America great again.” An Asian student at the school stated that she was also singled out and told she should be deported. School officials have identified some of the students involved and have taken disciplinary action. However, they will not share with concerned parents what steps were taken. DeWitt Junior High School principal Keith Cravotta sent a message to parents, “After the school day, it was brought to our attention that some students made a choice to act in a disrespectful manner on the way into the school building this morning. Our initial understanding is that this situation was related to the presidential election. We are investigating the situation and will be dealing with it appropriately.”

In Jacksonville, Florida, at First Coast High School someone placed signs that read “Colored” and “Whites Only” over two water fountains. Duval County Public Schools spokesperson Laureen Ricks issued the following statement to media, “The school is investigating, but it appears to be a prank. Staff immediately removed the notes once it was brought to their attention.”

At Royal Oak Middle School in Royal Oak, Michigan, a cruel video was posted to social media. In the video, White students loudly chant, “Build the wall” while  their Hispanic classmates begin to cry. School officials stated they immediately addressed the situation and they are continuing to address the racial intolerance that was displayed. Royal Oak School Superintendent Shawn Lewis-Lakin, issued a statement to media that reads in part: “In responding to this incident — indeed in responding to this election — we need to hear each other’s stories, not slogans, we need to work toward understanding, not scoring points, and we need to find a way to move forward that respects and values each and every member of our community. We will be working on this in school today. Please work on this with us.”

Many parents of color are finding it difficult to explain to their children what a Trump presidency means for America. The fact that some children at school are repeating Trump’s racist rhetoric is a cause of concern that continues to grow.

Mo Barnes

"Mo Betta" Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician.

  • Sol Rothstein

    Again,

    Trump is for BLACKS and not for HISPANICS — Nothing else needs to be said.

    He is not going to STOP BUILDING THAT WALL.

    Black folks are already better off UNDER TRUMP than Obama.

  • GordonGekko

    Proud to be a WHITE AMERICAN and not a NAGGER. The black house will be the WHITE HOUSE FOR NOW ON

  • britishrose

    WELL it been an elephant in america living room since white kids block them 9 kids from going into a white school 1958 arkansas and in alabama and mississippi schools were desegregated til 1975 and its pitiful trump has a lot to do with all that evil that exist in america as of this election,, today people are just evil … he decided to hate mexicans and arabs who some built america by bringing business here he should know a lot of his foriegn trade his propertys were bought by arabs and chinese and indians ,, his hotels are rented by rich arabs , he will lose, business his goal was the white house not cause he love AMERICA . he want power and likability he saw obama have , he wasnt prepared his arrogant hate would devide america we now see how racist whites are fuel by hitler trump”” .. poor whites who are mad cause mexicans do the hard work at least, trailer park white want do .. and black dont want the racism that comes with rejection so black dont even apply whites like trump mind has cause blacks jobs blacks deserve .. rather that black is harvard degreed are blue color and educated .. blacks been denied jobs based on COLOR .only. in the lawn care ..factory , child care , and retail business … trump hired illegals in his hotels but its hard to prove it cause he covered it and hilary people didnt investigate .. he is a lier he banded blacks from renting his apartment and was suied in new york .. WHY WASNT ALL THIS MENTIONED his lilly white king midas riches will be the stone that breaks his glass of false pretense just watch

  • sugarntasty

    Diversity is lie in America segregation not literally practice,can I as White LGBTQ live anywhere I chose. No due,gentrification and traditionalism in American society,Trump usage of words to BLACKS (you guys this derogatory). Bias allow “Hip Hop” use N word and F for LGBTQ where is respect? Residents of NYC you need fight bigotry…”Stop N Frisk”) why haven’t Bill de Blasio veto this Democratic socialism. Ask London Breed aspiring mayor in waiting San Francisco using,Blacks naive whom lack interest giving. Votes to source only displace them in future color options is American!