America, we hardly knew ye.
Political discourse has been so thoroughly flipped on its head in the past 6 1/2 years that Americans can now expect to be confronted by angry mobs if they dare suggest those here illegally return to their home country.
Confronted in large part by those here illegally, who’ve been embolden beyond measure by a White House that all but refuses to enforce the nation’s immigration laws.
That’s a reality an Asheville, N.C., high school civics teacher learned the hard way when all hell broke loose after she issued an assignment that focused on the 2016 presidential election, according to the Asheville Citizen-Times. Part of the assignment included signs that reflected what is being seen in the news — and thanks to Republican front-runner Donald Trump, illegal immigration is front and center.
Things took a turn for the worse last week when teacher Jesse Reeck decided to hang the signs in the hallway outside the classroom.
One such sign read, “America is for Americans.” Another stated, “Send the illegals back!”
Here’s an image of yet another sign:
A large number of the students at Erwin High School — 14.2 percent of the school population is Hispanic, according to Start Class — revolted in the halls on Tuesday during lunch. Proving that assimilation is not what it once was, students boldly chanted, “Mexico!” (With the Spanish pronunciation, naturally.)
The lack of order by school officials would be a harbinger of what was to come the following day, when a 30-minute meeting was scheduled for parents and students to discuss the matter, the Citizen-Times reported..
The angry mob took over Wednesday morning.
Those gathered, some of whom were waving Mexican and Honduran flags, refused to leave until every who had something to say was allowed to do so.
Rocked back on her heels, Reeck offered a tearful apology.
“I want to apologize to everyone who has been hurt by my poor choice to post our class assignment in the hall,” she told those gathered in a school auditorium. “I am deeply sorry for the pain I have caused to students, parents and community members.”
She explained that the classroom offered a more controlled atmosphere.
“I made a serious mistake in posting the assignment in the hall outside the background and the context and the safe environment that we have created inside our classroom,” she added.
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