Students chant “Trump” as racial slur at sporting events

Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant message seems to have reached high school students who are now chanting his last name at sports matches against opposing schools with large numbers of Hispanic students.

In the last week, students at largely white high schools in Indiana and Iowa have taunted opponents by chanting “Trump, Trump” or holding a blow-up of his face and yelling, “Build a wall.”

And, in both instances, school officials were not happy.

In a statement condemning such actions by students at a Catholic high school in Indiana, Diocese of Gary Bishop Donald J. Hying said, “This is not what we teach our students…I take this incident to heart and again state that it is not to be tolerated, even as a childish prank.”

To read about the incidents and the responses, go to the AJC Get Schooled blog on MyAJC.com

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