On Monday February 17th, MarketWatch News reported that an unnamed teacher was removed after allegedly telling a student to go back to her own country.
In Chicago, a teacher was accused of telling a Hispanic student she should go back to her own country after she refused to stand for the National Anthem. The unnamed teacher has been removed pending an investigation.
Students at Senn High School, on the city’s North Side, said they heard the teacher make the comment to the 17 year-old girl, who is a U.S. citizen, during a school assembly celebrating Hispanic heritage on Jan.30.
The student, who reported the comment said she and three others stayed seated during the Anthem to protest police brutality, U.S. immigration policies, and anti-immigrant political rhetoric.
Thomas Robb, National Director of the Knights Party of the Ku Klux Klan, based in Harrison Arkansas spoke from his office saying, “This is today’s culture, no-one respects our Nation and what it stands for. I don’t care what color, where you came from, or what your country of origins heritage or cultures are, when in America, you should respect our American heritage and cultures.” “In my eyes, being born here does not automatically make you an American, and here’s the perfect example of that.”
Robb added, “Imagine what would be being said if the White students refused to participate in the Hispanic heritage assembly.” “Of course that would have been racist, right?”