ICYMI: A ninth grade student brought in a home-made electronic clock to show his teacher. It rang in this english class, and the school officials assumed it was a bomb, and arrested the kid.
That’s right: a kid was arrested for making a clock.
The real issue here? This arrest draws on racism and Islamophobia. Because the kids name is Ahmed Mohamed, his teachers and principle assuming IS discrimination.
But it’s never ok to assume something because of someones race or ethnic background.
And more people have shown their support with #IStandWithAhmed
Scientists and teachers spoke out against this injustice, expressing shock and outrage. Saying things like:
"Kids who take pride in their nerdy work should be cherished and nurtured, not cuffed and interrogated. We need to do better.”
Even President Obama showed his support to Ahmed:
What’s next for Ahmed? He’s going to the White House... and then transferring schools.