A 15-year-old boy in Upstate New York alleges that two of his teachers teased him so much about being Canadian that he became depressed, prompting
his mother to pull him out of school.
His teachers! Grown adults who should be able to behave themselves but prove themselves to be no more capable of being sensible than most of the
“They’d say things like ‘Canada’s full of communists. They club baby seals. That my opinion doesn’t really matter because I’m a
Canadian,’” Noah Kilpatrick said by phone from Watertown, N.Y. “The first couple times I thought it was joking, and then it just kept going,
even after I said, ‘Hey, I’m just as American as you are, I have dual citizenship.’ They still didn’t care and they kept doing it.”
I've never happened across a better example of US political madness than this. It's a Christian school(!), good Christian behaviour from these
teachers. And, of course, the 'head pastor'/principle 'stands by the integrity' of his staff. SMH.
That's true. However, I have been bully and I hated being the target of jokes and being an outcast. Now I could care less. But as a young person it
feels like the world is against you. Like you don't really matter at all. We should start teaching young people self-respect and to respect others.
If he was just being teased by other kids then I would definitely tell the boy to grow a pair, but since this case involves the teachers I think he
did the right thing to talk to his parents about it.
It had been going on for months, so much so that he began keeping a log of the teasing AND after a while even the kids joined in the teasing as
well... Utterly despicable.
The funny thing is, those ignorant teachers and kids probably don't know JACK SQUAT about the rich Canadian heritage to begin with.
*There is such a thing as poking fun at someone jokingly and there are definitely some over-sensitive kids out there, but if you're doing for months
on end and you're being told to stop, after a while it's harassment (imo) and teachers should not be taking part in this.
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Dominar because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Grimpachi
Back in the day if I was bullied by kids I could always beat the crap out of them however I don't think I would have had a chance against a
I see a difference here.
I know a few Teachers who were put on their dumplings for over stepping the mark....others escaped without a scratch.
For me....Belt/the strap/corporal Punishment just about everyday in English for not doing my homework...
Nowadays that would be seen as cruelty and a case for a assault charge against said teacher....Me...i just saw it as a fair trade off..and if i told
my parents about me getting the belt for not doing my homework... my troubles would have doubled..
Well everyone in America knows whose fault everything is!
Sorry... couldn't resist. Really... (BTW.. 2 sentences are rough for language. Plug ears for those couple words )
Seriously? I think others have a point on one hand. The kid should have told them where to stick their cultural ignorance and elitism. England may be
a distant relative for national relations but Canada is our brother nation on this Continent and the one on Earth we have the most in common with.
(Government idiots not withstanding...North or South of the border).
On the other hand, I can well understand how a child could feel double teamed by not only adults but adults in authority. What would have happened had
they been told what bodily opening to shove their little 'tude? I'm thinking the poor kid would have served his next school year, in full perhaps, as
Adults should know better. TEACHERS absolutely are unforgivable and in a border community? What the heck is their problem? Perhaps they need to
relocate. Maybe Laredo, Texas would be more to their liking.
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