Windsor Spanish-Language School Vandalized With Racist Trump Graffiti

Students that arrived to Cali Calmecac Language Academy on Monday morning were shocked to see the school building covered with graffiti inciting racist and anti-immigrant messages and support of Trump’s immigration policies.

The Press Democrat reports that messages on the wall included “Build the wall higher” and other messages reminiscent of the xenophobic rhetoric spread by the Trump campaign.

While the janitor made every effort to cover up the graffiti before children arrived to school, the students were still witness to the hateful messages.

Cali Calmecac Language Academy principal Jeanne Accuna said that the majority of the student population is Latino, at least 75 percent, and added that most of the students are affected by the messages on the wall because it threatens them and their families.

Windsor Unified School District Superintendent Steven L. Jorgensen issued a letter in both English and Spanish to parents about the incident.

After word of the graffiti had spread, community members gathered Wednesday morning at Cali Calmecac to show their support and love for the school as students arrived. Students from Windsor Middle School contributed a banner that had the message “there are no walls in Windsor,” inscribed in both English and Spanish, as a sign of camaraderie.

This act of community support and togetherness shows that a horrible act of hate and vandalism is not reflective of the community.

The Windsor Police department is investigating the hate crime.

Read more at The Press Democrat


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Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 18:59

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