Chaos in the classroom: Interracial gang of teens refuses to end group hug
MIAMI -- The Department of Education is investigating what took place in a Florida classroom last week in light of a Youtube video that shows a group of racially diverse pre-teens hugging in a Miami public school.
"I kept telling them that the country is on the brink of race war. Yet they refused to stop hugging," said teacher Carol Dunbar. "It may seem sweet, but this show of emotional support was incredibly disruptive."
President Hillary Rodham Clinton took to Twitter Monday to praise the teenagers for their spontaneous display of affection in a country that is still reeling from the racist rhetoric employed by failed GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump during his unsuccessful campaign.
"I for one am inspired by these teenagers' amazing example. Hugging Huma and Barack right now - H," she Tweeted.
But Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly pushed back against the White House on Monday night, describing the footage of white, Hispanic, black, Asian, and racially-undetermined teenagers sweetly embracing as "the latest instance of lawless black violence in Hillary's America."
Republican Senator Jeff Sessions also criticized the viral video, which has been viewed 10 million times, as evidence of the "lamentable progress society is making under this president."