A school teacher in California has been called “amazing” after she wrote a letter telling minority students they were “loved” following Donald Trump’s election.
English teacher Senora Tarman is reported to have pinned a note to her classroom door reassuring students who were afraid following the Republican candidate’s win that they still “belong” in America.
The letter begins: “Dear undocumented students, in this classroom, there are no walls. You belong here. You are loved.
“Dear black students, in this classroom, YOUR life matters. You are loved.
“Dear Muslim students and students of Middle Eastern descent, we know you are not terrorists. You are loved,” Tarman continued.
She then went on to address Mexican students, writing: “you are not rapists or drug dealers. You are loved.
“Dear female students, men cannot grab you. Men WILL respect you - demand it. You are loved.
“Dear LGBTQ students, you are perfect just as you are. You are loved.”
Finally, the English teacher addressed all of her pupils, telling them that they will “get through this day, this year, together”.
“We will respect each other and learn from one another,” she said. “You are a beloved part of this country and community.”
A photo of the letter has been shared almost 180,000 times since one of the Tarman’s students posted it to Twitter, with many people applauding the teacher for her inclusivity.
The tweet sharing the teacher’s message has also been liked more than 300,000 times.