Teachers at an elementary college in Idaho have been just lately photographed dressed as the controversial border wall ten referenced by President Donald Trump for Halloween. The phrase “Make America Great Again” was emblazoned throughout the Middleton Heights Elementary School academics’ politically-charged ensemble. In different pictures, the academics have been depicted clad in stereotypical Mexican garb full with maracas, sombreros, and black mustaches.
The aforementioned pictures have been extensively circulated on-line and turn into the topic immense backlash. Sarah Mervosh the New York Times writes that the costume served to “exacerbate] a racial divide in a state that’s predominantly white however the place Hispanic persons are the biggest minority group.” According to the New York Times, Josh J. Middleton, superintendent Middleton School District, has introduced that the varsity district is investigating the incident. In a Facebook video posted on Friday, Middleton revealed, “Do I believe there was a malicious intent on this poor resolution? No, I don’t. Was there a poor judgment concerned? Absolutely.” He went on to specific feeling, “deeply troubled by the choice by our workers members to put on these costumes which can be clearly insensitive and inappropriate.”
“We are higher than this,” he added. “We embrace all college students. We have a duty to show and attain all college students — interval.”