A student has been suspended from a Wisconsin high school for placing a noose and KKK symbols on a female black students desk.
The victim is one of only three black students in the entire school.
According to her foster mother, she has endured racist harassment since joining their family a year ago. Eric Russell, the school’s principal, categorizes the incident as simply a joke gone too far.
Well, we are certainly not amused.
“She has been experiencing racial comments since joining our family her eighth-grade year,” foster mother Sarah Hitzeman told the Tribune. “Her freshman year stared out with students calling her ‘Big Mocha’ and making fun of her hair and breasts.'”
The latest incident left the girl “shut down” and scared to return to school, Hitzeman told the Pioneer Press. The foster mom is now calling on school officials to address the bullying and to prevent future harassment.
Russell told the Pioneer Press that he is looking into the allegations of racist bullying. He added that the parents of the boy involved are apologetic and plan to meet with the girl’s parents before Monday, when their son is set to return from his suspension.
Thoughts on this young lady’s ordeal?
Should the perpetrator of this “joke” face harsher consequences?
Have you ever been the victim of racist bullying?
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