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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/th...cid=spartandhp
    Trumpís election a year ago profoundly altered the United States in ways that continue to reverberate, but perhaps most visibly and disturbingly in how we talk to one another, especially about the hardest things, like the nationís racial divide. The volume is up; the edge is sharp. Old grievances feel new, and civility is being sorely tested.
    Certainly, thatís how it went down in York County along the southern border of Pennsylvania. York went big for Trump in the election, with a 63 to 33 percent margin over Hillary Clinton that helped the billionaire reality TV star capture the state and vault into the White House. Yet, the morning after, Trumpís win seemed less like a victory for democracy ó the kind celebrated in high school civics classes ó than a trigger for tensions felt across York County and the rest of America.
    York Tech parents found themselves frantically trying to contact their kids as the school seethed with racial hostility.
    A year later, they havenít stopped worrying.
    With its small-city core of York, surrounded by fields and hills that rise from the broad Susquehanna River, the county is politically split between urban and rural; between black or brown and white; between older, settled families and newer immigrants; between Democrats and Republicans.
    In other words, America.
    Itís the kind of place where a simple Trump sign or cardboard cutout is seen by some as a show of pride in working-class values, but by others as a racist affront. Since Trumpís election, York residents have been un-friending one another on Facebook, avoiding one another at grocery store checkout lines, and leaving churches whose pews now feel uncomfortable.

    Maybe an uncomfortable story....maybe a story designed to get the "Trump" people in line imo.......maybe an instigating story trying to continue with mindsets that people began not really liking even 35 yrs ago when I was in school.....because similar things were happening at my tech school but it never made the headlines.......the diversity thing pushed onto people who's lives are also not easy is maybe not the best option imo......yet they keep pushing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slavenomore View Post
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    Maybe an uncomfortable story....maybe a story designed to get the "Trump" people in line imo.......maybe an instigating story trying to continue with mindsets that people began not really liking even 35 yrs ago when I was in school.....because similar things were happening at my tech school but it never made the headlines.......the diversity thing pushed onto people who's lives are also not easy is maybe not the best option imo......yet they keep pushing.
    One has to wonder when and if the MSM will run out of ideas attacking Trump and his supporters.. I know many people that voted for Trump and not one has come out and said they were sorry for it in fact a few of mentioned that more and more in their family are now supporting Trump and one of the main reasons is the way the media reports on Trump.

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    This stuff here isn't the answer imo......
    It is the answer for those who want to continue only one sides beliefs....It really has no place in the school. The school is there to teach whatever trade they teach.....not preach about one sides desired dream for the town, nation and world.....That side will wipe out the history of the people who actually settled York and give it away to another side imo........................that seems to be the goal...and it seems to be the reality of what happens when let go.....The extreme behaviors and reactions from the 'white's' is a defense of their culture.......yet their culture is not allowed to exist in this lovey-dovey culture........so therefore there is no love in it.

    The function is to teach and learn the trade....giving attention to this nonsense makes it grow.....if students fight or wear things other than the uniform...then they should be disciplined in an equal manor..if they shout racist things or make big political deals of anything...then they also should be disciplined.....but shoving the multicultural stuff down a groups throat who don't want it is wrong imo.....they just want to be left alone and should be....they don't need signs hung with multinational hands joined....they should just work...and that should happen naturally or else it may be seen as an attack...because it is...it is intended to change them...If they don't want multiculturism it should not be forced.....just go to work and do your job...go to school and learn what you are there to learn.

    People want safety from community and government and nation......and this whole new fangled multicultural thing and changing all traditional ideals and values is not safe..imo....It makes me feel very unsafe for my girls.......there is something good and safe about knowing who you are and who your own are....and that is broken down with this new stuff which has been building and building thru education and media and entertainment and corporate policies imo.

    Supremacy isn't part of the equation...defense and pride of who you are is more the root.
    But when whites have it...it is always considered wrong......and it is wrong to consider it wrong.....it actually goes against the core of the diversity principle.

    Soon after Trump was inaugurated in January, the school, adopting the recommendation of a committee of 15 students, hired Carla Christopher, a local activist and artist. Her job as “equity coordinator” was to help navigate sensitive issues of race inside the school and restore trust.
    “It was rough getting off the ground,” Christopher said. “They were super afraid of more controversy.”
    Issues that might have been uncomfortable pre-Trump had become fraught post-Trump.
    During February, Black History Month, students wanted to put up images of a black fist. That was rejected by school officials. They wanted a Black Lives Matter sign. No. They wanted a picture of Nat Turner, who led a slave rebellion in 1831. Again, too controversial.
    “’So what, you basically want us to talk about MLK and Rosa Parks and then sit down and be quiet and be good Negroes?’” Christopher said. “The kids were upset. But from the school’s perspective they’re like, ‘We don’t want to open up any cans of worms and have the Confederate flag-wearing students come in and freak out.’ ”
    Eventually, the students created a display that included noncontroversial photos and a book by Maya Angelou.
    The school also attempted to respond to the rights of gay and transgender students, Christopher said. In late February, when the Trump administration withdrew protections for transgender students in public schools, York Tech opted to show acceptance.
    “We said we’re going to protect these students. .*.*. That was immediately addressed,” Christopher said. “We walked around the school and said, ‘Here’s where we could put more images up to show openness .*.*. and here’s where we can make bathrooms available for trans or nonbinary students.”
    In April, during a national Day of Silence organized by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, the school did several things to raise awareness. There was an assembly. Rainbow bracelets were handed out. The culinary arts department made rainbow cookies.
    If anyone complained, Christopher didn’t hear about it.
    ***
    Christopher also tried to counter the Trump effect by encouraging communication between students of different backgrounds.
    Toward the end of the academic year, the school held a cultural assembly. Students shared stories of their family origins. A sophomore talked about how her father was an undocumented immigrant. A junior talked about feeling so isolated that he attempted suicide, and another junior talked about experiencing racial discrimination.
    “Students told their real stories, their personal stories, and shared them,” Christopher said. “They were respected and well-treated.”
    A reggae band from Madagascar played, and a spontaneous dance party broke out.
    Suddenly, a group of white students from the diesel shop rose and walked toward the center of the floor.
    “Some of the teachers were a little concerned. ‘Oh, is this not going to go well?’ ” Christopher said. “We were like, ‘Oh my God, there’s going to be a riot.’ ”
    Then the diesel shop kids began dancing. They had their arms around each other. Everything seemed to shift, at least in the moment.
    “Kids were crying,” Christopher said. “’This is so beautiful, this makes me feel hopeful.’”
    “Everyone started like caring about each other — no matter who you were,” Nylaya said. “That just made everybody forget about the whole Trump thing — well not really forget. No one ever forgot. But pretend to forget.”
    ***
    Students noticed the change immediately when they arrived for the first day of school in this academic year. The ceiling of the main hallway, above the spot where students staged their “black out” almost a year earlier, had been festooned with more than two dozen national flags. They represent the origins of the diverse student body; the flag most recently installed was from Togo.
    To some, it was a feeling of more inclusiveness. To others, it was a sign of overreaction.
    “It’s America. We don’t need all the other flags from these other countries,” said Ethan Braham, a junior at the school. “It’s just kind of stupid. I know they’re trying to show diversity, but that’s not diverse. That’s just hanging a flag and making our school look ugly.”
    But the point is, the school is trying.
    It is putting on a production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” its first musical. Administrators hope to have a talent show. The top administrator wants a drum corps.
    Administrators feel that York Tech was unfairly maligned by a brief flare-up that went viral after a tense election. But they have also spent time thinking about Trump’s election, and how to respond inside the walls of the school — including reducing student stress through some leavening of the rigorously focused academic program.
    “What it boiled down to was we needed more fun stuff,” Thomas said. “We don’t have an abundance of fun stuff. We don’t even have a music program. It’s a very intensive, serious environment.”
    They know they can’t force students to be friends with one another, but they do want them to show mutual respect. Some students are wearing a new T-shirt allowed under the school uniform policy that promotes diversity, with hands of different colors embracing in the middle. And stenciled into the walls near the cafeteria are the shared values of the schools: Professionalism. Empathy. Innovation. Optimism. Integrity. Perseverance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    One has to wonder when and if the MSM will run out of ideas attacking Trump and his supporters.. I know many people that voted for Trump and not one has come out and said they were sorry for it in fact a few of mentioned that more and more in their family are now supporting Trump and one of the main reasons is the way the media reports on Trump.
    When they attack Trump, in reality they are attacking the people who voted for him.....and that is a lot of people, whether the world likes it or not.
    It happened because people were no longer happy with the ways things have gone.

    They don't want those ways to go any farther.

    The trade of union jobs, which strengthened the uneducated and poor and gave people the things a nation should give......for the world and a few 1% ers to have all the benefits......is root cause of all this and it has been building for many, many years.....decades......almost half a century.
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    Here we have a county who overwhelmingly voted for Trump.....that is what they wanted....yet are not allowed to have what they voted for...because they come in with the educated lady....and the dance......and entertainment, and art.........all of which have nothing to do with what the purpose of the trade school is....The purpose is to learn the trade.....but they divert to undermine.....to tell the people that what they voted for and believe is wrong. A 'talking down too"...........................entertainment music and art is exactly what they did in the 60's to make the mess that they have made......all intended to break down the whites...break down Christianity, break down their families and traditions and beliefs....................and what good has it exactly done? What has it brought?????
    Nothing any good.
    A few have gotten very wealthy....whilst the nation has gone right back to the situations which brought it all about.

    If it ain't broken....don't fix it.....yet somehow they still must continue to fix it.
    Go back to the time when things actually were good for the working class...which was the 50's......and use those ideals......they worked....this doesn't.
    This is a plan by the wealthy for the wealthy....by those who don't want to work....for those who don't want to work....and it does not work.
    The proof is in the trade deficit...jobs lost to other nations....broken families....and all the other problems which have grown and gotten worse with these Anti-Christ principles..

    There is no need for hate in any of this.......but their is need to leave people be.

    If people don't want to accept the gay thing...or the multicultural thing....they should not be forced to.
    Our country was much stronger and the middle class and poor much more prosperous without it....that is fact.
    And it has been forced and is forced and is done in so many ways that you can't even see them and fight them all.....for a very long time..

    From Grand Master Flash...and Michael Jackson's Thriller...and Run DMC....and Madonna...and Aerosmith with Run DMC....and Faith No More.....all of it pushed thru MTV.....to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.......pushing and changing the ways that people out here were thinking....Vanilla Ice........David Bowie....Melissa Etheridge......all pushing and pushing.To Eminem....to now Ellen Degenres......Rue Paul......all deliberately limelighted for their Anti-Christ...Anti White traditional ways.............................was it all just coincidence? I don't think so...I think it's much more deliberate, what they push and sell, than it appears on the surface. Keep mixing...keep breaking down....keep weakening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slavenomore View Post
    When they attack Trump, in reality they are attacking the people who voted for him.....and that is a lot of people, whether the world likes it or not.
    It happened because people were no longer happy with the ways things have gone.

    They don't want those ways to go any farther.

    The trade of union jobs, which strengthened the uneducated and poor and gave people the things a nation should give......for the world and a few 1% ers to have all the benefits......is root cause of all this and it has been building for many, many years.....decades......almost half a century.
    They do it here too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    They do it here too..
    Could that be said of those that support any candidate or is it exclusively reserved for Trump voters?



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    Quote Originally Posted by 222lifer View Post
    Could that be said of those that support any candidate or is it exclusively reserved for Trump voters?



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    They create the chaos and the divide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strapdrager View Post
    They create the chaos and the divide.
    Only if you choose to listen and believe.

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