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TOPIC: Black student attacked with glue gun

Black student attacked with glue gun 20 Nov 2016 19:41 #10994

  • jiayue.s
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Black St. Louis high school student attacked with hot glue gun
www.nydailynews.com/news/national/black-...un-article-1.2876280

This startling new features a black high school student suffered bully and was attacked with hot glue gun in St Louis. The attacker students chanted "Trump" and told black students to move at the back of the bus. The responsible of the school said "“This is sickening what is happening to our children and the response and action the district is taking when it comes to African American students,"

In my opinion, it is really saddening that even the younger generation can do such abhorrent act. I used to think that racism is limited to the older generation that has an entrenched thoughts due to the old government policy and rules that noramlzied racism. We should really re-think the effectiveness of education in inculcating plurality and respect. Our next generation is at peril.
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Black student attacked with glue gun 20 Nov 2016 20:17 #11000

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I feel that the parents have greatly influence their children or have exposed them to thinking that racism is allowed and that the are superior to to other. We can't also disregard the other influences children are exposed to like media, peers, and more. I can't believe seeing kids going around discriminating their peers and bullying them just because of their skin color. These types of ideas should not be imposed on children while they are still growing up and learning about the world.
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Black student attacked with glue gun 20 Nov 2016 20:22 #11001

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I agree. We are witnessing a resurgence of bigoted groups including the KKK that many people believed were defunct. These hate crimes are happening as a direct result of the recent election. Trump's hate speech has created a permissive environment where the white man sees his victimization as validated by a man that speaks to his deepest fears and insecurities. These acts of racism and gender violence cannot be ignored or they will continue. While i agree that many people do not want to admit that these regressive attitudes exist among younger generations, hate is learned. These people are more likely to have grown up in households or communities that harbored bigotry. The perceived persecution of the white man has fueled the hatred towards anyone that appears as a threat to his livelihood. He does not recognize his own sense of entitlement as the source of his dissatisfaction. I fear for the future and what Trump's administration could revive in terms of violence and oppression.
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