A White teacher in Pasco County, Florida, threatened a group of Black students following the election of Donald Trump. During a period break at Wesley Chapel High School, teacher and coach John Sousa began speaking to several Black female students.
At some point, the conversation became threatening. Sousa allegedly told the group of girls, “Don’t make me call Donald Trump to get you sent back to Africa.”
One of the girls in the group told her parents about the incident. Donnie Jones Jr., the girl’s father, wrote a Facebook post about the incident and went to the school to report the incident. School administrators called Sousa to the office and made him leave immediately once the incident came to light.
Unfortunately, Trump’s election victory provided a boost for the racists and bigots who have become more expressive since Nov. 8. Across the country, there have been reports of racial vandalism, racist threats, and attacks since the election.
Thousands across the nation have voiced their opinions on Trump’s election victory by protesting. The protesters have argued against Trump’s racist views and said that he doesn’t represent the values of America.
Sousa is the latest example of how Trump’s presidency could make it extremely hard for minorities to feel safe in this nation.
In an interview with “60 Minutes,” Trump told his racist supporters to “stop” harassing and intimidating minorities. However, he has already planted the seeds of hate during the election season.
Sousa is being investigated and currently remains on leave.