Today's Kansas City Urban Core Bullying Teaching Moment: Divisive Racial Politics Probably Doesn't Help Students Feel Safer
Here's a quick point that will probably be lost on so many people scouring the Internet in search of someone, somewhere or something to direct the rage over their wasted lives.
Despite demographic differences - Broke-ass students have more in common with each other than denizens of more affluent schools. And while racial deets of any altercation make for captivating content, they rarely prove productive.
Accordingly . . . Here's the local news reporting the racial angle of a school fight wherein (just like most voters) combatants, parents and possibly administrators might be a bit more concerned about cultural differences than overall student safety.
Checkit . . .
Fox4: Kansas City mom says students targeted, attacked her daughter because of her skin color
Police say a 12-year-old girl was punched in the face at school by another student Monday at the Frontier School of Excellence off 56th Street and Troost in Kansas City.
This is the second time in two weeks her daughter was attacked, and she said it’s because of her race.
“About two weeks ago she reported being called racial names,” the mom said.
She said that’s about the time her 12-year-old daughter Blessyed was first attacked by two girls.
“One pushed her and the other one pushed her and she tried to fight back, that was the end of that. They called her racial names that day,” she said.
The school confirmed “an incident happened” and said it was “quickly rectified and resolved.”
Monday, her daughter was attacked again.
You decide . . .