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Thread #124679 Message #2756621
Posted By: Azizi
31-Oct-09 - 11:40 AM
Thread Name: BS: Schoolyard bullying
Subject: RE: BS: Schoolyard bullying
David el Gnomo, you're welcome. But I didn't write much of anything about White/White racism and I'm not sure that the Black/Black taunting actually qualifies as "racism".
Be that as it may, my central point was that ostracism happens for a number of reasons [in the USA] during school lunches and recess [and also in colleges/universities] and I don't think that administrators should enforce a no-ostracism rule during those times.
That said, I would of course prefer that it doesn't happen, but this forum is proof that people often self-select leisure time activities where we are not "the only one" or where we aren't "one of only a few".
None of this should detract from the point that all forms of taunting are wrong, and also this shouldn't detract from the point that the police shouldn't be involve as a matter of course as a consequence to racial or other forms of taunting.