KQED Radio
KQED Newssee more
Latest Newscasts:KQEDNPR
Player Sponsored By
upper waypoint

Washington Post Report Links Trump's Rhetoric to Racist and Xenophobic Bullying of Kids

Save ArticleSave Article
Failed to save article

Please try again

Trump supporters display pro-Trump signs during a pro-Trump rally attended by about 500 people in San Diego, California, March 13, 2017, where President Trump was visiting the nearby border wall protoypes. ( BILL WECHTER/AFP via Getty Images)

A Washington Post review of news stories since the 2016 election found more than 300 incidents of school children being harassed by students or teachers using Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric. In Tennessee middle school students linked arms to imitate the president’s border wall and refused to let nonwhite students pass. In Utah, two kindergartners told a Latino boy that Trump would send him back to Mexico. At least three quarters of the attacks were aimed at black, Hispanic or Muslim kids. Trump supporters were also harassed. Forum talks with one of the Post reporters about their findings.

Related Links


Perry Stein , education reporter, The Washington Post


lower waypoint
next waypoint
Everything You Wanted to Know About The Oscars Craft Categories‘Tough Broad’ Caroline Paul on the Importance of Outdoor Adventures While We AgeCan Science Explain a Broken Heart?Election 2024: Key Races and Ballot Measures in the March PrimaryBarbara McQuade on the Disinformation That's 'Sabotaging America'After Closure Announcement, a Look at Macy’s Heyday…and Union Square’s FuturePolitical and Legal Fallout Continues After Alabama IVF RulingElection 2024: SF’s Prop F Would Cut Cash Aid for People Who Use Drugs and Refuse TreatmentThe Explosion of Beirut’s Port Told Through the Lives of Women in “All She Lost”Election 2024: Concerns about Joe Biden Focus Spotlight on Kamala Harris