SO MUCH FOR ‘TRUMP BULLYING’
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.