An Oregon high school student says she’s been harassed multiple times because of her skin color following Donald Trump’s presidential victory. Joy Simmons, 15, claims she found a note inside her notebook binder that read: “Go back to Africa, N*gger.” It’s the second such note she’s come across this month at Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences.
“I was in my class getting ready for a test and I opened my binder to get some supplies,” Simmons explained to KATU, “and I saw a note and it had the N-word on it and I immediately went to the office and called my mom, and she came in and talked to the principal.”
“It was before school in the morning,” Simmons said, recounting the second incident. “I was getting ready to finish up some homework and it was sitting there right in front of my binder. It just fell out. … It said ‘Go back to Africa, (N-word).'”
Teachers across the United States have reported an increase of students being attacked by other students because of their religion or skin color. Immediately following the election, a group of students in Michigan chanted, “Build the wall!” at a group of Latino students.
Ninety percent of 10,000 educators surveyed report that “school climate has been negatively affected” by this year’s election. Eighty percent describe” heightened anxiety and concern on the part of students worried about the impact of the election on themselves and their families.” According to that same study, there has been an upswing of “verbal harassment, the use of slurs and derogatory language, and disturbing incidents involving swastikas, Nazi salutes and Confederate flags.”
Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves
To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.
But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.
“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”
In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.
When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”
Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”
Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday.
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