LOADING ...

Chicago High Schoolers Hold Sit-In After Teacher Told Student 'Go Back to Your Country'

Feb 14, 2020 at 09:00. 17 comments

I simply feel like it should be a standard policy that racists shouldn’t be teachers. If you’re going to be an asshole at least have the decency to not be one toward children. Granted, racists don’t know what decency is. Otherwise, they probably wouldn’t be racists.

According to NBC News, students at Senn High School in Chicago staged a sit-in on Wednesday to protest a teacher’s racist remark. The remark occurred during a Hispanic heritage assembly in January. Student Yésica Salazar, 17, sat during the National Anthem along with a few other students. They were doing so in protest of U.S immigration policies, police brutality and the wave of anti-immigrant rhetoric that has become too commonplace these days. A teacher asked her to explain her stance and before she could even finish, he reportedly told her to “go back to your country.” An anonymous student posted footage of the sit-in on Twitter.

The school has a predominantly Latino population, which makes his comments especially jarring. Why work at this school if this is how you feel? Also, what kind of a dick do you have to be to insult a Hispanic student during an assembly dedicated to Hispanic heritage? All you have to do is take one look at who’s in the White House to quickly understand why Salazar ain’t really messing with America like that.

Mary Beck, the school’s principal, told students during the sit-in that she had reported the teacher to the school district immediately after the incident occurred. This led students to ask her why the teacher is still at the school.

Which, you know, fair question.

The school district’s press secretary, James Gherardi, said that an investigation has been opened into the teacher’s remark. There is no word on whether the teacher is still in the classroom.

17 Comments

Suggested posts

Trae Young Charged With Assault, Felony Elder Abuse for Filthy Crossover on Andre Iguodala Trae Young Charged With Assault, Felony Elder Abuse for Filthy Crossover on Andre Iguodala

Contrary to popular belief, NBA players aren’t superhuman; they need a breather to recharge their minds and bodies just like everyone else. So with their extended vacation, NBA All-Star Weekend , officially in the rearview mirror, Thursday night meant it was time to get back to work—and a number of players did exactly that. With teammate Ben Simmons out...

Russia Wants Trump in 2020 and the President Is Pissed That Intelligence Officials Keep Saying So Russia Wants Trump in 2020 and the President Is Pissed That Intelligence Officials Keep Saying So

It’s Friday, so you know what that means? It means that it’s the last day of the work week and that also means it’s that time again for a Russia report. Ready? Russia is going to punch America’s democracy in the face and steal the election, again, to help Trump win in 2020.What’s new?We’ve known this since Trump was...

President Parasite Slams Foreign Movie for Winning Best Picture Oscar, and They Clap Back, ‘Understandable, He Can’t Read’ President Parasite Slams Foreign Movie for Winning Best Picture Oscar, and They Clap Back, ‘Understandable, He Can’t Read’

At this point, Trump is touring more than Kevin Hart, Doug E. Fresh and the black-famous Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. The Root Senior Writer Michael Harriot has already found that Trump is the 10th highest paid athlete in the country , but did you know that he’s the most sought-after masturbating comedian? Fine, there is no other comedian who...

Tennessee Barbershop Partners With Vanderbilt to Provide Basic Healthcare Services Tennessee Barbershop Partners With Vanderbilt to Provide Basic Healthcare Services

Black men, historically, are reluctant to go to the doctor. I mean just speaking for myself I’ve only recently been proactive about going to get checkups and all that good stuff. Instead of waiting for us to come to them, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have taken the initiative to come to us. WSMV 4 reports that doctors...

Federal Judge Rules Conditions in Migrant Holding Cells to be Unconstitutional Federal Judge Rules Conditions in Migrant Holding Cells to be Unconstitutional

There is a certain subset of the population that believes a person’s humanity should be disregarded if they aren’t American or came here illegally. Those are people that are a part of a group I like to call “total dicks.” Thankfully, the federal judge responsible for this evening’s story doesn’t belong to that group. CNN reports that a federal...

School District in New Jersey Pays $25K to Settle Racial Harassment Lawsuit School District in New Jersey Pays $25K to Settle Racial Harassment Lawsuit

Okay y’all, I’m starting to think that schools might be some of the most racist places in America. We all know kids have zero chill, but the level of racist behavior coming from both students and teachers seems like it’s becoming more and more common. According to NBC News, the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District in New Jersey has paid...

The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Will Officially Become a Part of Oklahoma School Curriculum Beginning in the Fall The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Will Officially Become a Part of Oklahoma School Curriculum Beginning in the Fall

Growing up in Tulsa, Okla., I distinctly remember learning all about the Sooner State’s transition from a Native American territory to becoming the 46th state in 1907, Oklahoma City supplanting Guthrie as the state’s capital in 1910 and about the land runs that began in 1889, transforming acres of public land into bustling farms and cities.What I don’t recall ever...

Trump’s Tweets Worked: Roger Stone Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison Trump’s Tweets Worked: Roger Stone Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison

Roger Stone, the longtime ally of President Trump who unironically dresses like a 1920 gangster and a traveling magician had a child, was sentenced to just 3 years and 4 months in prison Thursday, for crimes involving the special counsel’s investigation Russia’s remix of the 2016 presidential campaign.Stone’s sentence will also include 2 years probation and was drastically lighter...

USC Will Eliminate Tuition for Families Making $80,000 or Less USC Will Eliminate Tuition for Families Making $80,000 or Less

As the amount of student loan debt continues to rise right alongside the cost of education, one major university is taking a step toward ensuring education is a possibility regardless of a family’s income. The University of Southern California has put in place a new policy that will eliminate tuition for families that make $80,000 or less per year....

Debate Steel Cage Match: Elizabeth Warren Came to Slay, Michael Bloomberg Died Inside and Amy Klobuchar Almost Cried Debate Steel Cage Match: Elizabeth Warren Came to Slay, Michael Bloomberg Died Inside and Amy Klobuchar Almost Cried

On a cold night where all former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wanted was a sandwich from Subway, he was attacked and beaten by two women and two men who police say were all wearing suits.If Wednesday night’s democratic debate was supposed to be a civil engagement of ideas, it turned into an all-out brawl and no one...

Language