Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Racial incident at school for the deaf

"A black student was held against his will and then released with "KKK" and swastikas drawn on him in marker at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf on Sunday..." after what began as horseplay in the dorm between white and black students resulted in the student being held against his will and being marked.

Seven students have been sent home because of the incident and authorities are considering charging those involved with an enhanced hate crime. "The school is a residential high school on the campus of Gallaudet University, a higher education facility for deaf and hard of hearing people. The high school is administered as a division of the university's Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center."
-via CNN

3 comments:

Paul said...

Funny, I'm pretty sure if it weren't for gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, disability etc, a certain proportion of humanity would find some reason to identify out-groups and focus hatred on them. I don't know, maybe people with skinny fingers would persecute the stubby fingered. Or vice versa. Or the snub nosed vs. the aquiline. It all makes a lot of sense is all I know...

Anonymous said...

So I guess Swastikas, `KKK‘ being written on him is not a problem? Hmm...What world doyou live in? That is a hate-crime.

ella said...

It's sad to see this kind of intolerance in children as well as in so many places.