11-22-2009, 11:54 PM #1
CA - Beating of SoCal student may be tied to Facebook CALABASAS
"Authorities say a 12-year-old boy assaulted by a group of middle school classmates in Southern California may have been targeted after an Internet posting urged students to beat up redheads."
South Park, the cartoon seems to have inspired the term "Gingers" in reference to redheads, and a episode they had about that..
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11-23-2009, 12:35 AM #2
What are middle school students doing with access to Facebook anyway?
I'm glad the boy is gonna be OK, thank goodness....sounds like it could have been so much more serious if 14 other kids ganged up on him.
11-23-2009, 01:04 AM #3Registered User
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Do a little research, folks, and read about the discrimination against redheads or "gingers' in the UK. It's beyond belief.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...term=gingerism (Caution: language)
11-23-2009, 02:08 AM #4
11-23-2009, 02:38 AM #5
11-23-2009, 12:25 PM #6Registered User
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So glad I don't live in the UK!
I don't believe anyone ever said anything negative to my about the color (red) of my hair.
As for the kids that beat up the boy, if they can't understand that South Park is a satirical show, they should not have been watching it.
I don't think facebook has an age limit. You gotta be 13 for myspace, I think. myspace creeps me out now because young parents <23 y/o's make separate pages for their very young kids. I've seen one's for weeks old babies. wtf is up with that?
11-24-2009, 11:40 AM #7
When my redhaired son was less than a year old, I had the only experience of my life in which I nearly got into a physical fight. We were in a resturant- my mother had just died earlier that day and were unwinding- some perhaps 70+ year old drunk walked up to our table and started in about how my son's head was 'on fire.' After trying to be nice and his hanging around asking inanne questions and making more comments I asked him to leave, he got loud. I stood up and told him to get the hell away. At that point one of his embarassed friends came up and pulled him out. That was my first taste of this sort of thing. Luckily my son has not had much discrimination other than a few comments. I don't think this sort of thing is as bad here as in the UK. Could it have something to do with latent discrimination against Irish Catholics?'Never stop fighting..never give up'
Kevin Kostner as Eliott Ness in 'The Untouchables'
11-30-2009, 04:29 PM #8
CALABASAS, Calif. — Three boys have been arrested for investigation of bullying red-haired students after a Facebook message promoted "Kick a Ginger Day" at a Southern California school.
Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Monday that two 12-year-olds were arrested for suspicion of misdemeanor battery, and a 13-year-old was booked for misdemeanor cyberbullying. They were released to their parents.
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