A school in Maryland, which is mostly white, put up posters celebrating diversity and has since been accused of being “Anti-Trump.” This is quizzically ironic as Trump’s presidency continues to spread hate and division through the world. For those who support him to believe that being conscious of diversity is somehow against Trump, in a school setting, shows they are aware of Trump’s political platforms — of which he vehemently denies.
The school in question, Westminster High School, put up posters of Muslim, Latina, and black women which were designed by the same artist who created the iconic “Hope” poster for former President Barack Obama. They featured slogans like, “We the people are greater than fear.” Fear is something which Trump sells so it makes sense why they were viewed as a political statement against him. According to Carey Gaddis, a spokeswoman for Carroll County Public Schools, said:
Teachers were asked to take them down because they were being perceived as anti-Trump by the administration.
The scenario is as pathetic as it is laughable. Students in the United States have the right to know about Trump’s despicable political platforms. However, the posters were not meant to be a slight towards him. The backlash against the posters was merely a manifestation of Trump supporters who see him as a champion of the people instead of the actual villain that he is to the rest of the world.
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