“Today my father asked a deliberately racist question at the Saline Area Schools diversity and inclusion meeting,” he said in a Facebook post Monday. “His views of hate in no way represent my own. I stand in solidarity with the refugees and immigrants of the world.”
Saline Area Schools Superintendent Scot Graden also rejected the question as a representation of the district, which is about 10 miles south of Ann Arbor. “Hate, prejudice, and racism have no place in our schools or our community,” he said in a statement Tuesday. Graden also added: “This type of bigotry goes against all of the values and beliefs of our school system.”
Adrian Iraola, the man who was asked the racist question, actually answered the inquiry by explaining that he came to America “because this is the greatest country in the world.”
"I felt the outrage, but my heart, my heart was immediately hurt,” Iraola later told CNN, “and the wounds reopened because of what I had experienced with my own children."