WhippingBoy: I'm actually quite ashamed of myself right now (for real).I saw the article, and I immediately thought "black people!".I'd like to think I'm not a racist, but I guess I am.
Aces and Eights: So about bullying on the school bus in middle school.I live in the same county where this lovely episode took place. Interestingly, I just had dinner with a couple whose middle school son is being bullied by a group of girls while riding a DeKalb County school bus. Next district over.Boy doesn't want parents to report it. So the parents are driving him to school and home now. I suggested the parental approach in this article and they thought I was joking. Well maybe I was.What to do? Any brilliant suggestions for my friends, fellow Farkers?
Aces and Eights: Boy doesn't want parents to report it. So the parents are driving him to school and home now. I suggested the parental approach in this article and they thought I was joking. Well maybe I was.What to do? Any brilliant suggestions for my friends, fellow Farkers?
AustinFakir: Siccing the police after the biatches would be respectable, I think. It might even seem kind of bad-ass.
AustinFakir: Aces and Eights: Boy doesn't want parents to report it. So the parents are driving him to school and home now. I suggested the parental approach in this article and they thought I was joking. Well maybe I was.What to do? Any brilliant suggestions for my friends, fellow Farkers?The boy should call them on their bad behavior and cuss them out on the schoolbus. Call them a bunch of biatches. Stand up and make a big scene. It won't stop them right away, it might even make it worse, but he'll earn some respect for standing up for himself and telling it like it is. He'll regain his dignity and gain some sympathy from other people. The girls might continue bullying him after that, but he doesn't need to repeat the big scene every time, just say a few choice words without putting the same effort into it. People will start to see the girls as nasty biatches, and eventually they'll realize they're starting to make themselves look bad.If they're physically bullying him, he should first tell them off dramatically as above, then file charges against them if the bullying continues. He can't respond physically, because most people would be viscerally horrified by a boy responding violently to girls, no matter how justified it is. It's also important not to resort to school authorities, because the other students would see that as pathetic and disloyal. It's students versus school authorities, always. Siccing the police after the biatches would be respectable, I think. It might even seem kind of bad-ass.
Mega Steve: I guess the lesson is that the more you stand up, the less you get knocked down.
Mega Steve: As a kid, I got picked on a lot. I was transplanted from the Chicago area to semi-rural Tennessee. I was a dorky, short, godless, friendless kid, and so the shiat was piled on me and I took it. As I entered puberty, I started becoming an angry person, and finally I started snapping.I was riding the bus one day, minding my own business, and two girls who liked to torment me were sitting in the seat behind me. They started doing that shiat where you pretend to hock a loogie and blow in a person's hair. They did this for a few minutes, and the dam finally broke. I whipped around, hocked up a big one, and spat in their faces. I don't know if it was shock or what, but they never did tell on me. After that, I found myself fighting back more and more. People started leaving me alone, and I had a better school experience.I guess the lesson is that the more you stand up, the less you get knocked down.
WhippingBoy: Rich Cream: It's not racist to acknowledge ethnicity in names. Diversity is a celebration, as they say./Vinny Colaiuta and Augie MacPherson see no issues either//seriously tho, Shaquita?I knew they were black before I read their names.
NutWrench: Also, if you say anything that is accurate but unflattering, that also makes you a racist.
Avery614: WhippingBoy: I'm actually quite ashamed of myself right now (for real).I saw the article, and I immediately thought "black people!".I'd like to think I'm not a racist, but I guess I am.Eh I don't know maybe if you were to attribute all crime to black people but noticing that a certain group has a propensity towards certain types of behavior IMHO isn't all that racist. If I saw a headline "Man dragged behind pickup truck", I'd think "white" crime. Most things involving meth lab explosions, "white" crime...Not that black people are any less capable of dragging someone behind a pickup truck or mfg. meth, it's just not their style. Now, female hanging from the hood of a Cadillac while throwing shoes screaming he's got crack in the glove box..... /it's not mean if it's true//it's just a hard farking truth///we all have our quirks...
Pr1nc3ss: I distinctly remember reading in my local newspaper about a woman beating on the trunk of a Cadillac b/c the driver drove off with her crack. The woman was white and barefoot. I'm trying to find a link to the article.
d23: you are a puppet: In 8th grade I think, one of my friends and this other guy were clearly about to fight when they got off the bus, and the other guy's mom saw it all transpiring because the bus stop was by their house and she was outside. So she gathered up all the guys and arranged for the fight to take place in her yard. It was one group of 3-4 guys like "Yeah, get him Matt!" and just the mom cheering the other one on. "Kick his ass Joe!" Eventually she had to watch her son get knocked out with a karate kick to the chin. Sadly no one taped it.In the 50s it would of been appropriate for the parent to stop the fight, take the kids involved to the gym, put boxing gloves and proper equipment on the kids, and let them go at it there. And, actually, that is pretty responsible.But we've devolved. It isn't a race thing. This could of happened in a redneck community as well. We've got hyper-stupidity and selfishness out the ass in these communities. The parent wanted a show.
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