What sort of children would even suppose to do one thing like this?!
The Aledo Impartial College District in Aledo, Texas — a small metropolis west of Fort Price — is dealing with the rightful wrath of offended dad and mom proper now after it got here to gentle that ninth grade college students within the district have been partaking in a Snapchat “public sale” of their classmates of coloration.
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In keeping with NBC DFW, college students on the Daniel College Ninth Grade Campus have been speaking by way of Snapchat with a brand new “sport” that permits them to bid on and commerce “possession” of scholars of coloration amongst themselves. The group chat has summarily been known as “Slave Commerce,” “[N-word] Farm,” and “[N-word] Public sale” by its members. OMG!
In screenshots exhibiting the sport, the outlet reported that one scholar was mentioned to be “price” $100, whereas one other was price simply $1 as a result of the “purchaser” mentioned they “didn’t like his hair.” The sport understandably harm one scholar badly sufficient that they went on to inform college leaders, and from there the whole operation was found.
The district shortly despatched a observe house to all dad and mom, and disciplined the scholars concerned, however some are understandably nonetheless upset with the response contemplating the observe known as the incident “cyber bullying” as a substitute of additionally calling it out as outright racism.
Aledo ISD Superintendent Susan Bohm later issued a new assertion that mentioned “racism and hatred haven’t any place” within the college district, however dad and mom aren’t too completely happy in gentle of the controversy itself, and the primary “cyber bullying” response.
Mark Grubbs, a father of three, pulled his children out of the college district after the incident, and advised NBC DFW (beneath):
“It makes me sick from the standpoint, ‘Who do they suppose they’re? What offers them the suitable to suppose they will try this to another person? Calling it cyber bullying fairly than calling it racism … that’s the piece that basically will get below my pores and skin. [There’s] lots of racism. My son being known as out of his identify and what not and it obtained to the purpose he didn’t thoughts preventing and that didn’t sit proper with me and my spouse. My son was by no means a fighter.”
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Fellow Aledo ISD dad or mum Ella Bullock added extra in an interview with the media outlet, saying:
“I used to be not shocked truthfully due to the neighborhood we reside in. I’m nonetheless a bit disenchanted with the e-mail, it stops wanting calling it hate speech.”
Even moreover the e-mail response itself, it’s fairly wild that prime college freshmen would even suppose to do one thing like this, however that is the post-Trump nation we reside in… Sigh…
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