When will it be enough?!!!!

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    Apr 24, 2009 4:00 AM GMT
    This story breaks my heart, brings me to tears....how many times does this have to happen to make people realize this is not something we can change?

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    Apr 24, 2009 4:24 AM GMT
    Saw this on the news earlier... breaks my heart too. There's a lot of stories out there like this one, but it didn't change anything the first time and it probably won't change anything this time.
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    Apr 24, 2009 4:33 AM GMT
    Things are changing, at least from how I see things in my experiences. It's just not fast enough.
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    Apr 24, 2009 4:43 AM GMT
    It will never end unless we as a community demand we get the same protection in schools and under the law. And as long as people, particularly gay people, shrug, say it's sad, heartbreaking, and resign themselves to the what can I do attitude (which means I can't do anything), it will never happen. Why aren't there more outraged people over this kid's death and other?
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    Apr 24, 2009 4:56 AM GMT
    Our community has become too complacent. Most of us bit@h about rights and protection, but when it comes to fighting for them far too many of us don't step up to the plate. We assume others will fight our battles for us. More of us need to be vocal and get our friends and families to be more vocal. We need to take a lesson from our elder gay generations on how to pick a cause and fight for it.
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    Apr 24, 2009 5:17 AM GMT
    icon_eek.gificon_confused.gif @ 1:20-1:32

    Teachers afraid of controversy?

    I guess I understand that for elementary and 5th & 6th grades, but getting into junior high and high school, isn't it the role of a mentor to challenge students? Maybe I'm naive and I'm sure there are larger issues; such as creating a left or right leaning learning environment, but I don't see the harm in taking on an issue like bullying and name calling as a basic human rights issue for the children to learn and grow from.
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    Apr 24, 2009 5:50 AM GMT
    This story has been posted so many times on RJ...wowerz! the mother of this child is responsible, ur always suppose to know wuts going on with ur kids.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 24, 2009 7:10 AM GMT
    And what's very sad is that he's not the only one recently. I can't imagine finding your child hanging by an extension cord.

    http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2009/04/21/boy_suicide_bullying_decatur.html
  • tbeaux

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    Apr 24, 2009 11:43 AM GMT
    I think Jaheem is the 4th kid to commit suicide because of this in a couple week span?


    Somethings gotta change.
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    Apr 24, 2009 12:59 PM GMT
    Terrible! There is no way you can blame the parent of the victim. You blame the bullies!
  • dreamer121

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    Apr 24, 2009 1:26 PM GMT
    School's don't take action, even if they say they don't accept it. I worked with teachers who both do nothing. And I've had ones who call out kids for anytime they hear the word "gay" or "fag" in their classroom, and threaten detentions or at least push ups in front of the class haha.
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    Apr 24, 2009 1:28 PM GMT
    it seems to be happening alot lately for sure. Sorry if this was posted before, I didnt see it...I just know its happening alot, hopefully this boy and the others will bring this problem to the surface more than ever. But its happened before.....lets not forget.....