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What Message Does It Send To Our Students When President Of U.S. Calls African Countries & Haiti “Sh_tholes”?



What President Trump said today would be unbelievable, astonishing, and awful at any time.

But one day before the eighth anniversary of the terrible Haitian earthquake and a few days before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?

What message is he sending to our students?  To our white students? To our Haitian and African immigrant students?  To all our students of color?

I wrote a similar post a few weeks ago titled Which Christmas Message Should We Be Sending?

Nations in the Caribbean and Africa are the next two units we’ll be studying in my ELL Geography class. I can’t not somehow talk about his comments, but I’m still processing the best ways to handle it. I’m all ears for suggestions.

Here are a few tweets about today’s events:

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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