Disturbing new story

December 19, 2006 at 3:43 pm (Allergy News!, Australia, Contributors to the Podcast, education, kids, school, social issues, Websites)

courtesy Karen Blue:

Children already coping with life-threatening allergies face a new threat in the school playground – being bullied with foods that are potentially deadly.

Click here for the rest of the story.

I heard a story on This American Life about an American family that broke up over playground teasing and bullying, paired with harassment from a teacher.  Dad ended up moving out. The stress was too much.  They were Islamic and this was post-9/11.

Sometimes it is difficult to process how much pain and suffering human beings are capable of causing one another.  Why does one difference, or weakness, or human frailty elicit such base responses in others?

I do not get it.

I mean, I wasn’t brought up in the best home–even I don’t GET this.

It is not okay to play “kill the beast” on the playground.


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