SPLC sur­vey kept out num­bers on anti-white Trump in­ci­dents

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Douglas Ernst

A lib­eral group ded­i­cated to com­bat­ing big­otry left out “hate crimes” com­mit­ted against white stu­dents in a re­port ti­tled “The Trump Ef­fect: The Im­pact of the 2016 Pres­i­den­tial Elec­tion on Our Na­tion’s Schools.”

The South­ern Poverty Law Cen­ter sur­veyed over 10,000 K-12 teach­ers af­ter the Nov. 8 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. The group, work­ing in tan­dem with the Amer­i­can Fed­er­a­tion of Teach­ers, com­piled a list of “hate in­ci­dents,” but read­ers who wanted to know whether white chil­dren were also ha­rassed were not given ex­ist­ing data.

The Alabama-based group was re­cently asked by The New York Post what in­for­ma­tion it had on the fol­low­ing sur­vey state­ment: “I have heard deroga­tory lan­guage or slurs about white stu­dents.”

The news­pa­per said an an­swer to its in­quiry proved dif­fi­cult to come by.

“SPLC ini­tially said it was hav­ing a hard time get­ting the in­for­ma­tion ‘from the re­searchers,’” the Post re­ported Mon­day. “Pressed, SPLC spokes­woman Kirsten Bo­kenkamp fi­nally re­vealed that ‘about 20 per­cent an­swered af­fir­ma­tively to that ques­tion.’”

In short, roughly 2,000 ed­u­ca­tors re­ported in­ci­dents per­pe­trated against white stu­dents.

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