Monday, December 5, 2016

Hundreds of Students Report Bullying, Threats and Attacks in Weeks After the Election

In the three days after the election, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) received more than 200 reports of hate-based harassment and intimidation.

By Victoria Law, Truthout
December 1, 2016

Tayz Enriquez, a senior at a high school in Greeley, Colorado, convinced herself that the day after the 2016 election would be a normal one. But that morning, as she walked through the school's hallways, she heard students asking others, "You're still here?"

"To be fair, I'm not sure if they were joking," she told Truthout. "But it's still not OK to say." None of the comments were directed at Enriquez, whose parents are originally from Mexico, but she felt the tension in the air. Then came the last class of the day. Enriquez was already in her seat when another student, a white boy, walked in and loudly said, "Trump 2016! Build the wall!"[...]

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