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    Orientals ATTACKED!! Who did it?

    Here is an article about hate-crime. It is about one group abusing another group because of their race...What is wrong with the picture? Well, from the article, you might conclude that these kids were abused by white kids...after all, the only ethnic mention in the article is "Italians and Jews" in the nirghborhood. So, unless you live in any city in the United States, you would not be able to identify those who are preying on these kids. In other words, it is a hate-crime article that neglects to name the group doing the victimizing. This is what we have come to...if they are that gutless, why write the article at all? What is the point? How can the problem be addressed?
    This is an excellent example of this kind of sickness.
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    Asian Youths Suffer Harassment in Schools

    Asian Youth Say They're Persistently Harassed in Schools; Data Suggests Problem Worsening

    Nationwide, Asian students say they're often beaten, threatened and called
    ethnic slurs by other young people, and school safety data suggest that the problem may be worsening. Youth advocates say these Asian teens, stereotyped as high-achieving students who rarely fight back, have for years borne the brunt of ethnic tension as Asian communities expand and neighborhoods become more racially diverse.

    "We suspect that in areas that have rapidly growing populations of Asian-Americans, there often times is a sort of culture clashing," said Aimee Baldillo of the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium. Youth harassment is "something we see everywhere in different pockets of the U.S. where there's a large influx of (Asian) people."

    In the last five years, Census data show, Asians mostly Chinese have grown from 5 percent to nearly 10 percent of Brooklyn residents. In the Bensonhurst neighborhood, historically home to Italian and Jewish families, more than 20 percent of residents now are Asian. Those changes have escalated ethnic tension on campuses such as Lafayette High, according to Khin Mai Aung, staff attorney at the Asian-American Legal Defense and Education Fund, which is advocating for Lafayette students.

    "The schools are the one place where everyone is forced to come together," Aung said.

    Brooklyn's changes mirror Asian growth nationally. Between 1980 and 2000, the number of Asians and Pacific Islanders grew from 3.7 million to nearly 12 million. After Latinos, Asians are the nation's fastest-growing ethnic group.

    Stories of Asian youth being bullied and worse are common. In recent years:

    A Chinese middle schooler in San Francisco was mercilessly taunted until his teacher hid him in her classroom at lunchtime.

    Three Korean-American students were beaten so badly near their Queens high school that they skipped school for weeks and begged to be transferred.

    A 16-year-old from Vietnam was killed last year in a massive brawl in Boston.

    Some lawmakers have responded. The New York City Council, after hearing hours of testimony from Asian youth, last year passed a bill to track bullying and train educators on prevention. Also last year, California Assemblywoman Judy Chu won passage of a new law to allow hate crimes victims more time up to three years to file civil suits; the bill was inspired by a 2003 San Francisco incident in which five Asian teens were attacked by a mob of youth.

    In August, the Oakland-based Asian Pacific Islander Youth Violence Prevention Center organized a first-ever conference on the subject in Sacramento. Isami Arifuku, assistant director of the center, said she expected about 200 participants but nearly double that number attended.

    Experts offer several broad explanations for the bullying problem.

    In the broadest strokes, Baldillo said, Asian youth are sometimes small in stature and often adhere to cultural mores urging them to avoid confrontation and focus on academics. Many don't report bullying because they fear repercussions or don't want to embarrass their families, she added.

    Language barriers also exacerbate the situation. "I have to hear, '(Expletive) Chinese!' at least three times a day, and they always say it to people who look weaker and don't speak English," said Rita Zeng, 19 and a senior at Lafayette High. The parents of limited-English students often have little access to translators and struggle to advocate for their children, Aung said.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=1308263



    Un-fvcking-real...an article about racial tension that somehow fails to mention the races involved...
    Last edited by pwrone; 11-16-2005 at 01:07 AM.

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    Re: Orientals ATTACKED!! Who did it?

    Pwrone, you are barely worth responding to anymore. Did it occur to you that those doing the victimizing might be from several ethnic backgrounds and not part of a "group"? And in the big picture, I do believe that Italians and Jews are considered caucasion.

    I'm going back to more interesting threads now.

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    Re: Orientals ATTACKED!! Who did it?

    Quote Originally Posted by sojustask
    Pwrone, you are barely worth responding to anymore. Did it occur to you that those doing the victimizing might be from several ethnic backgrounds and not part of a "group"? And in the big picture, I do believe that Italians and Jews are considered caucasion.

    I'm going back to more interesting threads now.

    Lady Mod

    Why report only the part of the news that isn't offensive? Why report the news at all if this is the result ? You see no problem here? This item is meant to draw attention to a racial divide, a racial PROBLEM....an issue in need of resolution. Do you think this is fair? Or do you think these kids should quit whining? Or do you stop caring as soon as you see it going in an 'uncomfortable' direction? The fact that it doesn't bother you does not mean that it shouldn't bother you.

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    Re: Orientals ATTACKED!! Who did it?

    um Lady mod said it all, wont bother responding

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