Sunday Facepalm.

Mother, Jennifer Reynaga -- (NBC4 screen grab)

Mother, Jennifer Reynaga — (NBC4 screen grab)

A Los Angeles area substitute teacher has been fired after a student recorded him taunting Latino sixth graders about the election of Donald Trump, telling them their parents were going to be deported, reports NBC4.

According to Jennifer Reynaga, she expected Latino students to be harassed after the election of Trump who made bashing immigrants,and Mexicans in particular, a cornerstone of his campaign.

“I would think the kids would do it, but I never thought a teacher would do it,” said Reynaga said in an interview.

The Reynaga family turned over the recording, captured with another student’s cellphone, to the school district where the unidentified substitute physical education teacher can be heard speaking to students at Bret Harte Middle School in South Los Angeles.

“If you were born here, then your parents got to go. Then they will leave you behind, and you will be in foster care,” the teacher can be heard telling Reynaga’s 11-year-old daughter.

When the sixth grader asked how Trump would find them, the teacher replied, “I have your phone numbers, your address, your mama’s address, your daddy’s address. It’s all in the system, sweetie.”

Emphasis mine. So, this is adulthood, is it? A person supposedly mature enough to be trusted with children? Apparently, all those people who decided to cast a vote for Trump are immature assholes who represent a clear danger to others. This ‘teacher’ has been fired, but it’s not enough. Such incidents also need to see charges and arrests. Here in the lost country, it’s perfectly okay to abuse the hell out of people who are simply trying to keep water clean, to arrest them and charge them for doing nothing at all, but someone who threatens children has nothing happen outside the loss of their job. Welcome to Trump Land indeed.

Via NBC4 and Raw Story.

Another teacher is on the receiving end of a suspension, but for offending Trumpoids:

The Monterey Herald said that Mountain View High School placed teacher Frank Navarro on paid leave after a parent complained in an email about the lesson and statements that Navarro made in class.

Navarro — a 40-year classroom veteran and expert in Holocaust studies — said, “This feels like we’re trying to squash free speech. Everything I talk about is factually based. They can go and check it out. It’s not propaganda or bias if it’s based on hard facts.”

The school district, Navarro said, would neither reveal the contents of the complaint email nor go over the lesson plan with him to determine what the parent found problematic.

Mountain View/Los Altos High School District Superintendent Jeff Harding told the Herald that Navarro was originally suspended through Wednesday, Nov. 16, but he could return to the classroom as early as Monday.

“We are interested in getting Frank back in the classroom … we’re just trying to maintain our due diligence,” Harding said. “We have a heightened emotional environment right now with the election. It’s always a challenge to maintain a line in a classroom.”

Mountain View High School’s newspaper, the Oracle said that some of Navarro’s students that his lessons were “one-sided” and that he used language that Trump supporters would find offensive. Other students have defended the 65-year-old teacher, who has won multiple awards for his studies of the Nazi Holocaust.


“I’ve had Mexican kids come and say, ‘Hey, Mr. Navarro, I might be deported,’” he said. “Is it better to see bigotry and say nothing? That’s what the principal was telling me (during our conversation). In my silence, I would be substantiating the bigotry.”



“Your headscarf isn’t allowed anymore. Why don’t you tie it around your neck and hang yourself with it off of your neck instead of your head.”

The note was signed, “America!”

Full story here.


  1. says

    I don’t even know where to put this comment as there’s so many horrible things going on.
    But hey, I just read that Paul Ryan has told people to relax because nobody has to be afraid. Caine, why are you lying to us? and make up all these horrible incidents which cannot be happening because we have it on good authority from white dudes that everything is fine?

  2. says


    But hey, I just read that Paul Ryan has told people to relax because nobody has to be afraid.

    Oh, how nice of him to take time out from his busy schedule of gutting what little healthcare this country has, and refusing to admit he’s figuring out how to de-slut that little healthcare, because contraception isn’t important, it’s a detail no one cares about. Yep.

  3. Crimson Clupeidae says

    hey, us white guys (probably….maybe?) don’t have anything to worry about, so why should you?!?

    I’m an ally…ready to register as a muslim. If I see it, I will stand up to racism, sexism, and xenophobia where I see it. At this point, I care less about whether it means I might get hurt, and more about anyone being harassed knowing that they have allies.

    I recognize I have a position of ridiculous privilege when I say this too, because I know that as a middle aged white guy, a lot of that shit won’t happen for the shear fact that I’m around.

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