#LatinoRebels10: From 2018, When Elementary School Teachers Dressed Up as a Trump Border Wall

May 14, 2021
2:24 PM

Illustration by Alex Charner

For this eighth installment of #LatinoRebels10 in celebration of Latino Rebels’ 10th anniversary, we look back to a story from 2018 when elementary teachers from Idaho dressed up as a border wall for Halloween. For more installments, click here.

Why, Idaho school teachers, why? This story all started with an email back around Halloween, 2018:

I am from Nampa, ID. Last night, myself and many others saw horrifying images posted on a local elementary school’s Facebook page. Teachers and staff dressed themselves up as the “wall” with the words “Make America Great Again” and stereotypical costumes portraying Mexicans. I share this with you because we have a large Latinx community and I can only imagine how the students feel seeing their teachers act out in such a manner.

The school is Middleton Elementary School.

We checked it and yup, it was real. Like really real.

The story, as you might imagine, took off with our community, so much so that we did a follow-up Latino Rebels Radio show back in 2019:

Of course, this example was just one of many that we have written about over the years. Here are just a few more:

Virginia Military Institute’s Halloween Celebration Features ‘No Cholos Allowed’ Border Wall Costume

Another Video, Another ‘Go Back to Mexico’ BS Tantrum

Racist Anti-Latino Viral Video From Kentucky: ‘Go Back Wherever the F*ck You Come From, Lady’

Another Racist ‘Get the F•ck Out of My Country’ Video Posted on Facebook

A Mexican Flag on the Lawn (2014 REBROADCAST)

Woman Who Threw Coffee at Latino Worker in Viral Video Has Been Identified

Baylor University Responds to Racist Mexican Social Media Images Posted on Student’s Pages

Penn State Sorority Under Investigation for Racist Mexican Costume Pictures

Must Be a New Year: Columbia Sorority Latest to Dress Up as “Mexicans”

Will it ever end?