INDYstar: Hackney, Kids on winning robotics team told ‘Go back to Mexico’

by Suzette Hackney

INDYstar (Part of the USA Today Network)

Mar. 16, 2017


“This verbal attack had spilled over from the gymnasium, where while the children were competing, one or two parents disparaged the Pleasant Run kids with racist comments — and loud enough for the Pleasant Run families to hear.

“They were pointing at us and saying that ‘Oh my God, they are champions of the city all because they are Mexican. They are Mexican and they are ruining our country,’” Diocelina Herrera, the mother of Panther Bot Angel Herrera-Sanchez, heard a woman say.”


Source: INDYstar