Donald Trump is polarizing enough for most adults, but it appears The Donald polarizes 9-year olds as well.
After attending a rally and meeting Donald Trump, 9-year old Logan Autry was proudly wearing is newly signed hat bearing the campaign's slogan "Make America Great Again" around his school (as is allowed outside of the classroom), but after a while, students started to pick at him for wearing the hat...
"They were saying that he's stupid, they were saying stuff like that. I had to explain to them what Donald Trump was actually doing." Logan said of the other children.
Instead of actually teaching the other students self-discipline and acceptance of others, school officials at Powers-Ginsburg Elementary just decided to be lazy and have Logan remove the hat.
"They told me to take my hat off because it brings negative emotions to the other children who don't like him. I still said no I'm not taking it off, then the principal told me to take it off." Autry said.
In a statement, the district said it tries to foster an environment that gives students the opportunity for "robust conversations of diversity and thoughts" - except when it comes to wearing Trump hats apparently, those are the exception to diversity and thought.
"We are proud that in this case, our school achieved that goal by allowing the student to wear his hat for several statements. However, it is also our responsibility to take precautions when the discourse begins to impact our school climate and interrupt school operations" the district concluded.
Logan's Uncle said "they should be able to let kids freely express themselves without the fear of beat up, or harassed, or bullied." We agree. And we're curious to know whether or not wearing a Hillary Or Bernie hat would have meant Logan could continue wearing the hat freely for as long as he wanted. And in seeing that the school took the complete easy way out of the situation by not actually doing their jobs, we hope that the children being "taught" by those at Powers-Ginsburg Elementary find our article "7 Harsh Realities Of Life Millennials Need To Understand" before it's too late and they find themselves here: