A public school in Idaho publicly apologized to students and parents after the school staff dressed up ans “Mexican’s” and a “border wall for Halloween. wall.
According to reports from the Washington Post, staff at a Middleton elementary school in southwestern Idaho had split into two groups. One group of staff dress up as a stereotype of Mexicans – with maracas, ponchos, sombreros and fake mustaches – while the other group was dressed up as a wall with President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America great again.”
“I would like to say that we are better than that,” Josh Middleton, director of the city’s school board, said in a Facebook video. We embarrassed all the students. We have the responsibility to teach and reach all students, period. Do I think there was a malicious intent in this bad decision? No. Have we shown bad judgment? Absolutely.”
The case had taken an important turn when the national media seized the story on Friday. Thousands of angry reactions flooded the school’s Facebook page and social media did not go to the back of the spoon.
Staff dressed up as “Mexicans” and others as a “wall” on which it said “Make America Great Again” at an ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in Idaho.
Superintendent said there was not “malicious intent.”
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“The fact that these teachers thought it was correct demonstrates how lacking in cultural competence education is,” the Washington Post reported, tweeting Kevin Nadal, a professor of psychology at John Jay College. Criminal Justice.
The Middleton School Board has been alerted to the problem by parents who have expressed doubts about these costumes and has indicated that an investigation will be conducted internally.
Sydney Emery is a Senior Reporter here at Rise Media covering state and national politics, . Before joining Rise Media, Sydney worked as a contributor to Buzz Feed.. Sydney has worked as a freelance journalist in New York, having been published by over 20 outlets including NPR, the Center for Media and VICE.com.