An Austin, Texas high school valedictorian decided to remove herself from social media after a tweet she posted proclaiming she was “undocumented” went viral, and pro-Trump trolls went on the attack.
Mayte Lara Ibarra tweeted:
“Valedictorian, 4.5GPA, full tuition paid for at UT, 13 cords/medals, nice legs, oh and I’m undocumented.” Her tweet included several graduation photos and a Mexican flag emoji.
Within minutes, the Crockett High School graduate’s Twitter stream was bombarded with racist rants, many ordering the young woman to “go back,” using the hashtag #TrumpTrain and #Trump2016.
Ibarra deleted her Twitter account, changed the name on her Facebook page and switched its profile picture to a black square.
Here are a few of the hate-fueled tweets tagging Ibarra:
— MR (@MikeRotondo86) June 5, 2016
@maytelara29 So you stole the spot of a legal citizen and the possible scholarship for a legal citizen?
— Brad (@Brad_D80) June 5, 2016
@maytelara29 You can thank the white man and white privilege for this opportunity. Don't poop on the plate you eat.
— Muhammad4Trump (@AtlTeaPartyLove) June 4, 2016
— Jared Wyand (@JaredWyand) June 6, 2016
— Border Patrol Erica (@FacMagnaAmerica) June 6, 2016