A Florida high school teacher was suspended after threatening students by saying he would tell Donald Trump to send the black students “back” to Africa. A parent, Donnie Jones Jr., wrote about the incident on Facebook.
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Jones Jr. said his daughter was in the hallway with several other students when teacher and coach John Sousa asked what they were up to. Jones Jr. said Sousa then made the comment, “Don’t make me call Donald Trump to get you sent back to Africa.”
Jones Jr. said he quickly went to the school to complain.
“As soon as the school was made aware of the allegations against Mr. Sousa, they called him in and had him leave campus and told him to stay home,” Pasco Co. Schools Spokeswoman Linda Cobbe said.
“The school district is very troubled if one of our employees did say what he is accused of saying. We can’t stand for that. We expect civility,” Cobbe added.
On Thursday, Jones Jr. wrote on Facebook to report that he called Sousa and spoke with him about the incident.
Sousa told Jones Jr. that, “It was just an off the wall comment and wasn’t meant to be racist. He said it was a bunch of male and female students in the hallway and he was talking to everyone.”
So, Mr. Sousa did not deny the allegations but said his racist remarks weren’t meant to be racist. Sorry dude, you are a racist.
Parents were shocked when they learned of the incident.
“This is the reason why a lot of these things that were going on during the debate, have to be addressed and kind of like, you know, put at ease and put in perspective because people now just can’t come out and make comments like that. It’s just not right,” Teddy Velazquez said.
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Trump has empowered the worst in our society. The attacks on women, Muslims, blacks and Latinos by Trump supporters since he defeated Hillary Clinton is unnerving. Americans are afraid, but Trump will tell you that he’s a unifier. He’ll tell you that even though he just hired a white supremacist as Chief Strategist. That whole attack against political correctness is only about conservatives who want to treat minorities like shit.
For those of you who decided to stay home on election day, I extend to you my politically incorrect middle finger.
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