Nov. 10th, 2016

zannes: (redhair)
I am not happy about Trump's win. It hit me on a surprisingly emotional level on Wednesday, when the future looked really grim.

But that's when something amazing happened.

I am a middle school teacher. My class was discussing segregation and discrimination in post-Reconstruction America and immigration restrictions that were put in place. The whole class immediately starting talking about Trump. These are students with special needs and, even with their limited world experience, they made the connections without me saying a thing. I was both proud they could generalize the information they were learning and saddened that they were able to do so because of recent events. Sometimes, being a teacher can be the most difficult job in the world, but I'm hoping I can help my students become more compassionate and tolerant world citizens. I'm happy to say they seem to be well on that path already, by what I heard them say in class yesterday.

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