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Re: “'I just want them to stop ...'

My comment is not to dismiss either the concerns of the Latino parents or the experience of Latino students, however, given time, I am positive I could find a similar number of Black parents with the same concern, a similar number of young black girls who have been victimized and a similar number of white students who have been bullies and victimizers of both Black and Latino youth. My point is this article and the discussion demonizes Black males in LRSD. I would add that Black, white and Latino adults haven't figured out how to get along and work together in this city...so why would we expect our children to do any different. My hope is that we would look below the surface here...look beyond race and focus less on scapegoating and more on creating schools were all children have positive experiences.

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Posted by LRDSPARENT on 09/20/2012 at 6:28 PM

Re: “'I just want them to stop ...'

Two edits might have made this story something more than typical scapegoating of Black males......Dr. Terry Trevino-Richard's ANECDOTAL evidence of near-constant bullying, intimidation and violence aimed at Latinos at the hands of black students in Little Rock schools — including ALLEGED sexual harassment of girls as young as fourth grade — has not been told until now....I'm surprised and disappointed that the Times didn't do better...the presentation of this important information in this way has only served to fuel the typical reactionary responses from every side...and the kids..black, white, latino...all the kids...still suffer the incompetence of the adults who get paid to ensure they are all safe and well educated. We all need to do better.

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Posted by LRDSPARENT on 09/20/2012 at 9:07 AM

 

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