Remember back in the days that no one was blaming anyone but bullies for bullies? Or remember when kids who behaved too aggressively towards others in school were dealt with as the bad guy and parenting came into questioning? Those days are over now that Donald Trump is on the scene, according to a Huffington Post report on Wednesday.
According to a report, kids have started picking up on aggressive behaviors and started using divisive language in schools in current times because of Donald Trump. Seems much easier than blaming the kid for his unacceptable, anti-social behaviors or his parents or school, doesn’t it? This isn’t necessarily just an opinion made by the publications reporting on the story. It is the opinion of teachers who participated in a Southern Poverty Law Center survey. The survey states that teachers are becoming more and more concerned about hate in their classrooms. The study by the Southern Poverty Law Center entitled ‘The Trump Effect: The Impact of the Presidential Campaign on our Nation’s Schools,’ says that the 2016 presidential race – primarily the part of the race coming from Donald Trump’s mouth – is responsible for creating fears and racial tensions in youngster’s classrooms throughout the nation.
According to one middle school teacher who responded to the survey questioning said that her students are terrified of Donald Trump, says AL.com. She said that they think that if he should become the next president of the United States all black people will be sent back to Africa. The teacher asserting this incredibly disturbing thought and unwarranted comment is one of approximately 2,000 educators who chose to take the survey which was conducted through the Southern Poverty Law Center’s ‘Teaching Tolerance’ program.
Others who have participated in the survey have said that, because of Trump, there are students who fear being sent to Mexico because they are Mexican – even though they are legal citizens and have every right to be in this country. One participant said that her Muslim students are called terrorists. Naturally, it is baffling as to why this is being blamed on Trump when ISIS should be getting the logical blame for this thought in the minds of children. In May, there were stories blaming Trump for racism – even though it is widely acknowledge racism existed long before Trump ran for president of the United States. To that assertion, he rejected the blame for causing racism at the time that story filled the media.
Persons who discussed the topic on the Rush Limbaugh radio program on WLS-AM radio in Chicago were in harmony with their opinions. They thought poor parenting has allowed these fears to be born in children’s minds. Callers felt that such topics should be well-addressed at home. The believe that if children go to school with unwarranted fears, something is lacking in the communications that are likely lacking in the home. It was felt by callers and listeners of the program that children’s thoughts such as ‘blacks are going to be sent to Africa if Trump wins’ should be something kids feel comfortable discussing at home so that the erroneous thoughts should be stopped. The notion is that if parents would only do their jobs and take time to talk to their kids about the kids’ unwarranted thoughts and unrealistic fears, maybe such thoughts wouldn’t be coming out at school and teachers could actually teach their kids something of an academic nature. The host and callers agreed that the survey had a liberal slant in questioning and from participants. There was obviously no report of children’s dishonesty in relation to Hillary Clinton’s scandals being analyzed in the study.