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The Sustainable Schoolteacher: The day after the election, I was heartbroken when my Latino…

The Sustainable Schoolteacher: The day after the election, I was heartbroken when my Latino students were told to "go back to Mexico."

Today, she got the last word.

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Latinos being told to "go back to Mexico" is such a stretch already that I don't know how to react to this post. Are we talking about Latinos that are from Mexico? Are they here illegally? Who told them to go back to Mexico? How is this related to the election exactly? There are combinations of these factors which would make me side with the teacher and students, other combinations that would make me think differently.

"My dreams are bigger than your wall" is a nonsensical abstraction which impedes any useful discussion. Are her dreams bigger than anyone else's? Are her dreams bigger than our laws? What exactly are her dreams? Why should we prioritize dreams above all else anyway? At what point do we intelligently discuss reality and limits which exist outside of our own feelings and slogans?

Much like those "Coexist" bumper stickers, it's empty rhetoric that both demands and rejects debate and in the end contributes nothing to the discussion.

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