Girl beaten and arrested at school for dropping cake.

September 30, 2007 at 3:55 pm (frightening things, injustice, movies/video/clips, racism) (, , , )

It pains me deeply to intentionally expose any readers to a product of the Fox News corporation, but, uh, it seems as though no other mainstream news source has provided video coverage of this story.

To recap: a young girl dropped a piece of cake at school during a birthday celebration, and a security guard called her “nappy-headed” and broke her arm for not cleaning it up well enough. She was expelled, arrested, and charged with assault and littering. The students who captured the incident on film with their cell phones were also arrested and, when she protested the abuse of her daughter, the girl’s mother was arrested too.

Via Oh No a WoC PhD, contact the school and make sure they know that this display of institutionalized racial violence is unacceptable and deserving of punishment.

Story via Women of Color Blog.

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8 Comments

  1. Daisy said,

    Whaaaat

  2. Life With Buck said,

    What the hell is happening? Seriously, wtf is going on the world? This is just awful, and although I laughed at “It pains me deeply to intentionally expose any readers to a product of the Fox News corporation, but, uh, it seems as though no other mainstream news source has provided video coverage of this story,” WHY is Fox the only thing giving coverage to this? Very disturbing.

  3. Life With Buck said,

    Knight High School’s website is currently down. Isn’t that a surprise.

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  5. concern said,

    This is a shame if this was a parent they would be under the jail whats happening parents can’t punish there children with out the goverment getting invovoled but certain people can beat the hell out of children and its ok? what up with this? I get sick of people making stupid statements because a lot of white people hair is nappier the african americans. So keep your ignorant statements to your self!!!!!

  6. John said,

    Hmm, I heard that the doctor in the emergency room said that her wrist wasn’t broken, and infact there was NOTHING wrong with her. But I seriously doubt a 16 year old of any race would do anything in school to get in trouble. After all, school kids these days are so well behaved.

  7. LILLIAN said,

    WOW, WHERE WAS THIS GUY WHEN I WAS DRIVING THE SCHOOL BUS. I WOULD HAVE BEEN GLAD TO HAVE HIM RIDE ON MY BUS. WONDER WHY SHE DIDN’T ASK THE GUARD TO WALK TO THE GIRLS ROOM TO GET SOME PAPER TOWELS TO CLEAN UP THE MESS? I DON’T THINK THIS HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH RACE.I CAN TELL YOU A LOT ABOUT THESE SO CALLED WELL BEHAVED CHILDRED.

  8. Lachie Mac said,

    Disgusting. Expelled for dropping cake? Arresting everyone in sight because they hold a different opinion? This is just another reason I am so thankful I live in Australia.

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