Think your kids are being treated equally at school? You may want to think again. An Ohio court has upheld a suspension for a 12-year-old black boy for being in a staring contest with a white girl. According to the boy, she was giggling the whole time. According to court documents, the girl “felt fearful.” Even after writing an apology, the boy was still suspended:
“The perception is he intimidated her,” said his mother, Candice Tolbert. “My son stared at a girl who was engaged in a staring game. She giggled the entire time.” According to Tolbert, the same girl was involved in an incident at the school that was much worse, yet led to no repercussions. “The same girl that accused my son of this act of perception of intimidation, aggressively poured milk on someone else’s lunch. When she did that there was no penalties for that. She received nothing for that,” she explained.
He said, she said takes on a whole other level when race is involved.
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