Today's political climate has prompted people to openly express their opinions publically. From this, we have seen many people, including public officials, reveal hurtful and racist remarks. It does not help that the President of the United States sets a bad example by normalizing bigotry. Donald Trump is known for calling Mexicans rapists and criminals and has named African countries, Haiti, and El Salvador "shithole countries" along with other hateful rhetoric. Here are some ugly comments that have forced people to resign their job or quit - and with good cause.
Arizona teacher Bonnie Verne resigned from Pardes Jewish Day School in the state's town of Scottsdale after news erupted that she had written violent and xenophobic tweets calling for the death of immigrants.
A hiring manager, Bruce Peterson, was fired from Dash Delivery LLC for threatening to send Minh Huynh, a Vietnamese man in Seattle, Washington, home because of his level of English. “Let me tell you now, if you no speak English, I will send you home” he wrote in an email.
A substitute physical education teacher at Bret Harte Preparatory Middle School in South LA was fired after he told his students that their parents would be deported.
“If you were born here, then your parents gotta go and they gonna leave you behind. You’ll be in foster care,” the long-term sub is heard saying in an audio recording by one of the 6th-grade students.
The teacher was recorded saying, “I got your phone numbers, your address, your mama’s address, your daddy’s address. It’s all in the system, sweetie. And when they come and there’s an illegal, they gotta go!”
After hearing students in her classroom speak Spanish a teacher at Cliffside Park High School in NJ was recorded on Snapchat saying, "Men and women are fighting. They are not fighting for your right to speak Spanish; they are fighting for your right to speak American." Many students picked up their bags and left the room and others staged a walkout.
Deputy Mayor, Rick Blood, announced his resignation late after a Township Committee meeting denounced his anti-immigration Facebook post that compared immigrants to rabid, messy, mean, raccoons, and President Donald Trump was the "exterminator" to get the job done.
Two radio station employees were fired for saying there are a lot of "Español people" in Eagle Grove High School basketball team in a video that was broadcasted live online. "As Trump would say, go back to where you came from," said Orin Harris, a longtime broadcaster of Forest City athletics. They made racist comments about their names questioning whether they were "foreigners."