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April 27, 2011

Cobb Asks

"So white people. What's up with being white? You know who you are." -- A Rude Question for White People - Cobb

Posted by Vanderleun at April 27, 2011 8:53 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Can't we just all get along?

Posted by: RedCarolina at April 28, 2011 12:51 PM

My kid came home from school the other day and told me about a 'survey' she had to take about racism. One of the questions was, according to her:
What people are most likely to experience discrimination? All races and variations were on the list, except for whites. I asked if perhaps Caucasian was on the list, and she said no, it wasn't on there, either.
I don't know if this is a Federal Government Snoop session, trying to find out who's thinking intolerant and racist thoughts among the student bodies of American schools, but I was appalled and I am looking into the matter.
I found a letter she'd written, perhaps only to herself, since it wasn't addressed, but it was a sad but beautifully written essay on what it is like to be bullied every day. She is being bullied and doesn't want to talk to us about it.
We noticed she stopped taking lunch to school, and while out walking the other day, she ran back into the house, hysterical, because she'd seen the kids who are picking on her at school.
I am wondering if giving a survey where whites aren't included in the list of teaming humanity to kids who are already dealing with too many crises of identity is a good idea, if it means that some kids get it into their heads that it's okay to pound on the white kids....since they aren't on the list of protected races.
My other daughters endured constant bullying by the large number of 'boricuas' (Puerto Rican girls) while they were in school.
They never complained, either...they were worried about being called racists.

Posted by: Jewel at April 30, 2011 4:13 AM

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