Perspectives on Race

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Seaweed boy!

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A friend of mine works with young children at a private school taking care of them after school when their parents can’t be with them.  She told me about a shocking story about the children bullying another child.  The reason I thought it was especially wrong was that they only picked on him because he could not speak English.  My friend explained that this certain boy could only speak Mandarin because his family recently moved to the United States from China.  He is 100 percent Chinese and has found it hard to fit in with the others.  I’m not particularly shocked that children were bullying others in general, but I found it wrong that they bullied him only because he looked different and only talked with words they could not understand.  They knew something about his ethnicity because they chased him with grass and forced it into his mouth while screaming “Seaweed Boy!”, I guess someone told those kids that Asians eat seaweed.  I don’t think the bullies should be reprimanded because they’re innocent kids but, I think its important to teach them that this behavior is some of the worst they can do.   Also I wonder how it makes the young victim feel about children in the United States.

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Written by mato89

February 28, 2010 at 1:39 am

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  1. I think the students that are bullying should be reprimanded. Bullying is a big issue in schools these days and if its happening at a young age, it can only get worse as the years go on.

    melp8

    February 28, 2010 at 10:18 pm


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