Georgia school district responds after teacher’s rant about Trump and treatment of minorities

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A Georgia school district is responding after a recording surfaced of a middle school teacher ranting about President Trump’s treatment of minorities. 

Johnetta Benton, a sixth-grade teacher at Hampton Middle School, was recorded by one of her students delivering a 15-minute lecture about how “America has never been great for minorities,” mocking Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”

“He must be talking about when it was great for Europeans. Because when it comes to minorities, America has never been great for minorities. And even now it makes me go, ‘hm,’ and I’m trying to figure out when it was great. And then now he’s trying to stop immigration,” Benton says in the recording.


J.D. Hardin, the communications coordinator for the Henry County schools in Georgia, called the rant “extremely unfortunate,” and said that the matter had been “addressed immediately.”

“This unfortunate incident affords us to opportunity to remind our educators of the importance of keeping any potential political bias out of lessons for students of any age,” Hardin said in a statement to “Fox & Friends.”

It was not immediately clear what actions the school district had taken in response to the matter.

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