Pray for South Korea.
Wishing fervently for the best possible outcome at this point.
is why I don’t believe in Christians.
Today was the first time I’ve ever exploded in class, to the point where I was visibly shaking.
In my Spanish class, we give presentations twice a week on any topic or issue we choose. Today, a girl was giving a presentation on minimum wage. I found nothing wrong with the presentation, as it gave many important points that people don’t know or tend to forget about minimum wage.
At the end of each presentation, we are required to create a discussion among the students about our topic. That’s where things went wrong.
One of the students was adamant on his beliefs that “minimum wage should stay right now where it is, but if it needs to be raised, then it should be $10/hour,” despite the fact that I had previously said that, to match today’s conditions, the minimum wage should be around $15/hour. (This information is outdated, btw, as it was supposed to be $15/hour back in 2012; today, it should be around $20/hour.) This student then went on to say that illegal immigrants (YOU MEAN UNDOCUMENTED?!?!) worked for less than minimum wage because don’t want jobs. Instead, they want less money. Thus, because of this, “American” workers suffer from having lower wages. (“Ellos no quieren trabajos. No quieren trabajar. Quieren menos dinero” in his own words.)
At that remark, I snapped. I slammed down on the desk, and retorted back, shouting, “UNDOCUMENTED immigrants don’t want less money. They take these jobs for less because they can’t get or receive anything else because of the problems in the system that they have!”
I’m so fucking done with this school, with the rich, the privileged, the ignorant people who continue to think this way. Mom was unhappy when I told her that I was yelling in class today, but fuck it. I’m fucking GLAD I fucking said something, so this kid learned that there are repercussions for ignorance and stupidity.
why the hell did we all learn the exact words
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