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'Why didn't you stay in Mexico?': Man heckles Latino dad at community meeting on racism

'Why didn't you stay in Mexico?': Man heckles Latino dad at community meeting on racism

A community meeting meant to address concerns over racism in a Michigan school district appeared to become proof of the problem after a white parent suggested to a Latino father that he shouldn't have immigrated to the United States.

Adrian Iraola, who came to the U.S. from Mexico and whose now-grown children went through the schools in Saline, recalled his son's experience of racism in the district.

"I went to his bedroom to say good night, and he was crying because of the abuse that he was enduring in this school system,” Iraola said at the school board meeting Monday in the largely-white district south of Ann Arbor.

Iraola was interrupted by a white parent, Tom Burtell, who said, “So why didn’t you stay in Mexico?”

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/why-didn-t-you-stay-mexico-man-heckles-latino-dad-n1130551
Video of meeting at link
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