California teacher tells ninth-graders MAGA means make America “kinda racist and sexist again”

by Peter Heck · Oct 13th, 2020 8:37 am

Last Updated Oct 14th, 2020 at 1:12 pm

A public-school teacher in California is under fire for a now-viral video clip of him telling his freshman honors English class what he thinks the Trump slogan "MAGA" actually means.

Patrick Casey, the teacher from Oxnard Union High School in California, ventured into the topic during a video session with students last month.

"White men miss the old days where they could just be a white dude who walked up and grabbed women by their genitals and nobody said anything, right?" Casey, who appears to be white, says in the video. "But you can't do that now, so that's why there's all these people like, 'Make America Great Again.' What they mean is, 'Make it kinda racist and sexist again.' That's what they're talkin' about."

Despite the video garnering hundreds of thousands of views and sparking the outrage of many who are asking how the comments were related to the curriculum of a ninth-grade high school English class, neither Casey nor the school district have commented.


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