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African-American Parents Suing School for Black Bullying [VIDEO]

Written by Joe Scudder

They say school administration refused to defend their daughter from black bullying for “acting white” by getting good grades.

Why there is black bullying against students who aren’t lazy and entitled in the final analysis is the responsibility of adults—parents, teachers, and politicians. Parents of one gifted African-American girl tried the get the school administration to help their daughter cease being verbally and physically bullied by her black classmates. They claim the superintendent avoided them and didn’t protect their daughter.

The State reports, “Parents of academically advanced African-American girl sue Richland 1, citing abuse.

Parents of an African-American girl at Columbia’s Hand Middle School have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Richland School District 1, alleging school officials did little for two years while their academically advanced daughter was physically and verbally abused for “acting white.”

“Hand Middle School students called (the girl) racial slurs and physically assaulted her on numerous occasions,” says the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Columbia by Alex Young, a soldier at Fort Jackson, and his wife, Toschia Moffett, a consultant.

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“Hand Middle School students called (the girl) racial slurs like ‘Oreo,’ ‘white girl,’ ‘wannabe white girl’ … and generally maligned her for ‘acting white,’” the lawsuit alleges. Both boys and girls were involved in the bullying, the lawsuit says.

During those years, she also was “repeatedly pushed, shoved and tripped in hallways and other locations around Hand Middle School … (and) suffered several notable physical assaults,” the lawsuit says.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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