It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
A New York elementary school has canceled its traditional mock presidential election after kids chanted “Trump” and repeated “negative rhetoric about minorities,” according to the school principal.
Children at Jericho Elementary School in Centereach will be voting for their favorite school lunch instead of their favorite presidential candidate after their mock campaign season got too heated.
“Some people were getting angry because some people like Trump and some people like Clinton,” fifth-grader Miranda Waters told a local ABC News affiliate. “Some people think Clinton’s not good. Some think Trump’s not good. So there’s a lot of arguments going on, and I don’t like that.”
School officials decided to cancel the mock election to prevent minority students “from feeling uncomfortable,” according to Glen Rogers, the school’s principal.
“Teachers have said they’ve heard some kids in the cafeteria chanting ‘Trump! Trump! Trump!’ or saying they don’t want Muslims here,” Mr. Rogers told ABC News.
“I mean, kids often repeat what they hear on the TV or the news, but it doesn’t mean it’s OK,” he said. “We have a diverse community here. We want all our students to feel valued.”
You're defending little kids making negative remarks about minorities? Realllly??? Are you a parent?
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: JesusXst
I think we did we did this once in elementary school. Didn't seem to do any harm back then...
Practice voting shouldn't inherently be considered 'harmful'. It's not like they can actually vote.
Although this one might have been baited to the desired 'social' outcome, sort of thing, too...
Imagine if criticizing Communists would have been demonized back in the day because they were "minorities" (i.e. Global Mainstream Islam is NOT a race).