VIDEO: Dad Says 'Why Didn't You Stay in Mexico' To Immigrant Parent Complaining About Racism


Video footage from a “diversity and inclusion” meeting at a Michigan school shows a parent asking an immigrant parents who was complaining about the racism his children have allegedly endured in the United States, “Why didn’t you stay in Mexico?”

“I remember when I went into his bedroom to say goodnight and he was crying because of the abuse he has endured in this school system,” Adrian Iraola says while standing with a microphone, presumably talking about his son.

“Then why didn’t you stay in Mexico,” an unseen parent says, off-camera.

The camera then pans to the new speaker, who is seated a row back, as the room room collectively gasps in horror.

Iraola swings around, mouth agape, as if he has suffered a physical blow.

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“That’s indicative of what our kids are experiencing,” another man yells, pointing a finger at the seated parent. “That’s indicative of what our kids are experiencing, comments like that. He’s sharing a story right now, and that’s indicative of what our kids are experiencing.”

The entire room eventually starts yelling at the seated parent.

“He asked me a question,” Iraola says. “He asked me a question, why didn’t I stay in Mexico. This is the greatest country in the world.”

The crowd erupts into applause.

“But you’re complaining about being here,” the seated parent says.

A shrill voice screams, “It’s not your turn!”

The footage then shows a woman approaching the seated man and yelling at him, to which he dismissively waves a hand and says “Okay, have a seat.”

The video has since gone viral, and has been used by several corporate media outlets as an instance of naked racism in the school systems.

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No racial slurs or derogatory language are used by the seated parent in the video.

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