Lt. Gov. visits San Francisco students who expressed anxiety over rise in hate speech

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A visit to a San Francisco high school by Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom got very emotional Monday morning.

Students at Burton High School cried and expressed their anxiety over the rise in hate speech since Donald Trump's election.

Students said they felt rejected for being different and feared a rise in deportations.

"I'm not facing anything, but it's like I'm scared for my family and my friends that are immigrants," said Karen Hwang, a student.

"You heard from the kids today, fear and anxiety about their families being deported, about their dreams being destroyed. That's real," Newsom said.

San Francisco's superintendent is sending families a letter to reassure them.
It says the district will protect students against what it describes as "systematic oppression."
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