SO MUCH FOR ‘TRUMP BUL­LY­ING’

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

A lo­cal re­port from Queens, New York, seems to counter re­peated sug­ges­tions from press and pun­dits that Don­ald Trump’s win on Elec­tion Day would cre­ate tur­moil in neigh­bor­hoods known for their im­mi­grant pop­u­la­tions and di­ver­sity.

“Wor­ries about a spike in anti-im­mi­gra­tion bul­ly­ing in city schools af­ter the elec­tion of Don­ald Trump are based on ‘ru­mors’ rather than ac­tual in­ci­dents,” says DNA New York, an on­line news or­ga­ni­za­tion that tracks news through­out New York City and its bor­oughs — in­clud­ing a re­cent school board meet­ing.

“Asked about post-elec­tion ha­rass­ment, New York City Schools Chan­cel­lor Car­men Fa­rina told par­ents at a meet­ing in Staten Is­land that only three cases had been con­firmed since the elec­tion — and that the ma­jor­ity of re­ports turn out to be unfounded,” DNA re­ported.

“I don’t think this was as ram­pant as peo­ple were say­ing. There’s a lot of ru­mors go­ing around,” Ms. Fa­rina told the group, ad­vis­ing that she would need names and spe­cific de­tails or re­ported in­ci­dents be­fore act­ing on them.

“I do think we need to — and we’re go­ing to start do­ing — a lot more civics ed­u­ca­tion,” she added.

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