11 year old HOMOPHOBE!- I need support on this one please!

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    Aug 10, 2011 3:52 AM GMT
    So I currently work at a summer camp, guess you can call it that, and today we had our end of the summer fling at a water park. So as I was changing in a stall I overheard one of our 6th graders yelling about how he wanted no one looking at him, "being on that gay shit", as we ignorant black people say! HE kept going on and on and even my supervisor said verbatim,"DONT BE LOOKING AT MY MANS WHILE HE DRESSING, DONT BE ON THAT GAY STUFF". UMMMM WTF!!!! I SWEAR TO any POWER, ive had it with black MEN ruining it for us all by making us look like homophobic,....DUMB ASSES!
    How should I take care of this at work tomorrow guys?, should i even waste my effort on the subject?icon_evil.gif
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    Aug 10, 2011 4:04 AM GMT
    I would tell them to STFU and get off their anti-gay shit, or I'm outta there.

    You can handle it however you wish, but I won't work for bigoted assholes.
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    Aug 10, 2011 4:11 AM GMT
    I'm pretty sure when I was in 6th grade, there were plenty of people throwing around the "don't be gay" and "stop looking at me faggot" bullshit too. Kids will be kids. As for the adult? Inappropriate. He should not be calling a 6th grader his man while he is dressing. I'm pretty sure things like that could be grounds for registering as a sex offender. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 10, 2011 4:29 AM GMT
    RIGHT I love how homophobia flys around but the slang these same people say sounds "gay" in itself
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    Aug 10, 2011 5:04 AM GMT
    Kids' minds are sponges and their mouths are those of parrots. They usually have no idea what they're really saying, or are at best unclear on the concept.

    This reminds of a time when I was running on an indoor track at the Y. Two little boys, no older than 4 I'd say, were tussling around the way kids do. Suddenly one of them yelled at the other, "You're Gay! You touched my bee-hind!" "Am not!" "Are too!" icon_rolleyes.gif At that age there's really no sense in conducting a diversity training. But it was clear that at least one of them had already gotten some schooling in homophobia.

    The famous line in the "South Pacific" song regarding prejudice goes, "You have to be carefully taught." It definitely starts early. Babies probably register in their brains when mommy turns down pink in favor of blue, or vice-versa, for the new addition's clothes etc. Another incident that illustrates this unfolded on a Boston subway one day. There was a toddler, between 1 and 2 years old probably, who was sitting in a stroller that was held by his mother. He started charming the passengers around him by blowing kisses in all directions. icon_smile.gif One time he waved his hand directly at a man standing opposite, who gave him a big smile. Smiling herself, the mom bent over and gently chided the boy: "You can't do that! That's a GUY!" icon_rolleyes.gif