Okay, I’m Outraged, Buddhist Student Insulted by Teacher
Day after day, I am bombarded by evidence of stupidity and evil. I expose myself to this hail of slings and arrows by reading in my field, business ethics, each morning. This particular incident appears to be a public school, not a private, so not usually part of my endeavors. Nevertheless, sometimes an act is so cruel and bizarre as to give rise to anger on my part. This is one of them.
Please read the article below and see what you think.
This child is a sixth grader. The power contrast between an entire school and one child does not require any analysis on my part. Religious bullying is wrong.
While ridiculing people’s religions may be okay inside another church’s Sunday school or other service, the public school is for all Americans of all religions. The freedom of religion guaranteed in this country protects all religions and is supposed to protect everyone from this kind of coercion.
I’m tired of talking to people who claim to speak from the Bible or the Constitution without reading either. I’m tired of people who claim that if you don’t share their beliefs, you should be on the next boat to somewhere you won’t annoy them. I’m tired of people taking the doctrines of Christ and using them to exercise this kind of cruelty.
School Allegedly Told Buddhist Student His Faith Is ‘Stupid’ & He Should Convert Or Switch Schools | ThinkProgress
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From the web site, Tackling Bullying.
According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, victims of long-term bullying often experience low self-esteem, difficulty in trusting others, a lack of assertiveness, aggression, difficulty in controlling anger, and isolation. Before I entered high school, I had encountered five separate incidences of in-school bullying. Each of these situations has demonstrated the impact of long-term bullying. It’s rare that I actually talk about my experiences with bullying. However, I do feel as if my stories need to be told to be an advocate for the voiceless.