Cyberbullying: non-obvious reasons kids of color targeted more.

Cyberbullying may result from family or societal biases, beliefs, and distortions being unconsciously absorbed by children,then passed on to kids of color. But, there are other reasons than racism and ethnocentrism that explain the high rate of cyberbulling directed at kids of color. Janaroohartvshares some ideas here: Why do kids get bullied? In most cases, the reason is because they are different from others. As a kid, you usually become a target for harassment because of your ethnicity, … [Read more...]

Kids charged as felons for bullying: Racism?

 Back in May of 2016 about 100 parents, seniors and clergy marched in protest in Clayton, Missouri (near Ferguson). They didn't like an impending law that they felt would create a  “school-to-prison pipeline.” They said that the soon-to-be enacted law that charges bullying as a felony targets young people of color.Bullying and racism.The protestors called for an end to out-of-school suspensions for students in every school district in their area. Their protest may've  resulted in three St. … [Read more...]

Another victim of cyberbullying is buried — less than 3 weeks after Bart Palosz.

What's shocking is this victim of cyberbullying, Rebecca Sedwick, was 12 years old. Cyberbullied Bart was 15. Rebecca's friends and family said goodbye to her today. Many of the 250 people at the funeral wore  T-shirts with an anti-bullying slogan in neon green, the girl's favorite color. Family members had asked mourners to wear colorful clothing because Becca, as she liked to be called, hated black. Too dreary. A Tampa Bay TV news source, Grayson Kamm reported that Lyndsey Brown, Becca's … [Read more...]

Who’re the Villains in the Boston Blasts & Did they Know they’d Create Heroes?

Care to speculate about who'd detonate pressure cookers filled with explosives, nails and shards of metal in a crowd of people?  By so doing, these villains killed at least three innocent bystanders, wounded 170 more-- some of whom lost limbs—and terrorized countless others.  President Barack Obama said officials don't know "whether it was planned and executed by a terrorist organization, foreign or domestic, or was the act of a malevolent individual." Whoever the villain(s), he or they … [Read more...]