Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Black Kids Beat Up White Kid on School Bus: What is racism, really?

STLtoday.com reported that a white student was beaten by two black students on a school bus - while other kids chanted and cheered.

"In my estimation, it's racially motivated," said Capt. Don Sax of the Belleville Police Department. He said one reason he had formed this opinion was that many of the students, most of whom were black, yelled their support for the beating.

Racism is WRONG, people. Forming an opinion or harboring a hatred of a person or group of people based on skin color or ethnicity is WRONG.

It doesn't matter if a person is black like the president, white like me, Hispanic like four of my children or Native American like two of my kids. Racially-motivated violence is wrong, and it must STOP.

Parents, it begins with you. Don't leave it up to outside influences your kids may encounter at school or through their friends to establish your children's belief structure.

Practice tolerance and acceptance of others in your every word. If you disagree, criticize the action, not the person.

Frankly, I am tired of being called a "racist" by whacked out liberals every time I disagree with a policy or statement the president makes, or someone he appoints. I frequently disagree with my own children, who resemble a mini youth delegation from the United Nations. In fact, sometimes I get downright angry with them. Does that make me a racist?

Racism is not:

Me disagreeing with the opinion, action or statement of a president of color.
Me speaking against the action of a czar of color.
Me not supporting a judge of a different ethnicity because of his or her view on abortion.
A media source exposing corruption.

Take a look at what racism is, folks:

People ganging up on another person for no reason other than the color of his/her skin.
A black person who hurts a white person for being white.
A white person who hurts a black person for being black.
A person of any race or ethnicity attacking another because he/she's different.

These are KIDS in the United States of America, people. Somewhere, we have failed them by not teaching them to unite against racism.

Photo credit: Belleville Police Department

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1 comment:

Jackie said...

Perhaps part of the problem is the fact that we use words like tolerance. That's always bugged me. To me, all that says is "I will TOLERATE you despite the fact that your skin is different color." Acceptance is ok...I guess...but the words we use make it obvious that we still think that there's a significant difference. We're all people, and that's what it comes down to. To an extent, even the motto "one race: human" implies that there's a reason to think there might not be just one race. Does that make sense?