My guest blogger, Antony Suarez-Smith, wrote the previous blog for us on Bullying. If you read my last book ‘No Longer Confined’ I suggested that society trains bullies and then punishes them for placing that training into action. The following article is what I mean by this…This month, Kristie Auman-Bauer, a writer for Penn State University interviewed Erica Frankenberg in her article ‘School choice policies may impact segregation and diversity of public schools.”
According to Erica Frankenberg, associate professor of education and demography and co-director of the Center for Education and Civil Rights at Penn State, “The current student choice policies do not take race into consideration, but it is unclear whether or not they are creating diverse schools,” Frankenberg explained. “In order to avoid many of the perceived legal risks in adopting policies based on race, many school districts now use socioeconomic status in assigning students, which may not be as effective for racial integration.” CLICK HERE TO READ MORE. Link to Article: http://news.psu.edu/story/469109/2017/05/22/research/school-choice-policies-may-impact-segregation-and-diversity-public
We cannot end bullying while accepting any form of segregation or discrimination. To do so, makes society a hypocrite. Not only that but children mimic the actions of adults. If we want to end bullying, we have to end segregation and discrimination because that is the root of bullying behavior. We all know to truly kill a tree you must destroy it’s roots. Let’s kill discrimination and segregation.