Likewise if someone made the comment about books "from her own country" I would not have been insulted either. I would just assume that the teacher was not aware of where my D was born
He even said that guy was just being a guy acting immaturely.
I think it is his opinion and I would not find it to be bullying.
Someone mentioned above that European Americans were never interned in the U.S. They were: German- and Italian-Americans individuals during wartime. I'm unclear if this includes only immigrant residents or US citizens. The US also interned Germans from Latin America. Maybe some who knows their history can fill in beyond the smidge of info I know.
This guys has very little friends and my daughter probably is his only female friend.
So German-Americans and Italian-Americans were detained on an individual basis based on lack of citizenship status/perceived national security risk.
Japanese-Americans were forced to relocate/detained in camps wholesale, because of their ethnicity.
I am sure it was unconstitutional at the time.
It's easier if you can tell a person is "other" just by looking at them, right? Try doing that with persons of German ancestry in the US.
@cobrat, the First Amendment is directly applicable here. Can a public high school stop a student from saying things? It can stop racial harassment, but some others here were saying that the guy shouldn't be allowed to speak generally in favor of enforcing immigration laws, which isn't so. Speaking about a political issue is exactly what the First Amendment protects, so going after the harasser should be limited to stopping the racist harassment.