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Puberty, Bullying, and Racism  

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

You know that I write for The Guilty Parent, don't you? (Their button is on my left sidebar under "Where You Can Find Me".)

Recently, I posted about a situation (The Perils of Peers, Rebellion, and Growing Up) going on with my son and (mainly) a neighbor boy, whom is also influencing his friends to participate. This situation has now escalated.

I am currently angry, hurt, mad, sad, and disgusted with our local school system. Right now I can't divulge too much information except for it is mainly a Race issue (my son is half African-American and half Caucasian). This could also be considered a Bullying problem.

Today I made some phone calls and spoke to the Principal at the school and I scheduled a meeting. Well, I'm cancelling the appointment and I'm making a few extra phone calls.

It's sad that Racism still exists today. And that people teach their children this. Racism and hate is a learned behavior. We are not born with the ability to be a bigot or hate anyone! That alone makes me sick!!!

I'm sad and sickened by the situation. I plan on moving to a more integrated area, but we currently live where we live because of the price and because of the schools. I shouldn't even have to feel like this right now.

Most of all - My son should not be made to feel like this.

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2 comments: to “ Puberty, Bullying, and Racism

  • Anonymous
    May 6, 2009 at 8:04 PM  

    Sorry. I hope it works out well.

    Nobody would ever be judged by the their race.

  • AudreyO
    May 7, 2009 at 10:04 AM  

    If you're not happy with the principal, go to the school board. My girls are older now, but I was just sharing with a friend about my days in the superintendents office. I was not going to allow bigots to control my children's eduation.

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