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Where would kids competing in a fourth-grade robotics competition learn racism and bigotry?
It happened to the Pleasant Run Panther Bots, who had just won the competition near Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Star reports. Two on the team are African-American, three are Latino.
“For the most part, the robotics world is kind of a white world,” Lisa Hopper, the team’s coach and a Pleasant Run second-grade teacher, tells columnist Suzette Hackney. “They’re just not used to seeing a team like our kids. And they see us and they think we’re not going to be competition. Then we’re in first place the whole day and they can’t take it.”
Parents and students were waiting in the parking lot after the competition. Parents and other fourth-graders were waiting in the school’s parking lot to tell the team to “Go back to Mexico.”
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