'Hate Cannot Be the New Normal': Teachers, Working People in Unions, Faith and Civil Rights Leaders Urge President-Elect Trump to Condemn Hate Speech

As the number of hate-related incidents has been escalating in the recent days following the 2016 election campaign marked by the extreme and hateful rhetoric of Donald Trump, working people in unions are calling on the president-elect to take a stand. During his acceptance speech, Trump said he would work to unite all working people.

Working people are demanding that Trump commit to representing all of America’s people by "loudly, forcefully, unequivocally and consistently denouncing these acts and the ideology that drives them."

Today, AFT hosted a press conference where teachers and leaders of faith spoke out against this hateful rhetoric and the incidents they've seen rise in schools and institute of higher learning as a result. Watch the video below (the program in the video starts at the 15 minute mark):