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Is it okay for kids to make racial slurs at school?

My kids came home and said that someone was making racial slurs at them. They were calling them names. Can something be done about this?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:59 PM on May. 23, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • yeah, a kid got suspended for 5 days one time...said Ni##@r to some other kid. teacher heard it. kid suspended.

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 9:00 PM on May. 23, 2010

  • absolutely! inform the school. i would be calling the principal.

    Answer by jennifer588 at 9:02 PM on May. 23, 2010

  • No it's not okay! Report it to the teacher, if the teacher doesn't do anything then report it to the principal and keep on working your way up the ranks until something is done. It may not hurt to call the kids parents and tell them what their kids are saying to your children. Odds are the kids are getting it from their parents, but they may not be and if not then I am sure that their parents would be horrified. Also, tell your kids that they don't have to take that at all. It's never, never, never okay!

    Answer by beckcorc at 9:05 PM on May. 23, 2010

  • Def get ahold of the school, racism is not acceptable in anyway, shape or form.... they will get in trouble

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 9:15 PM on May. 23, 2010

  • Making racial slurs is unacceptable anywhere! Call a meeting with the principal and the teacher immediately!

    Answer by Robsmommy at 10:03 PM on May. 23, 2010

  • No it is not ok to make racial slurs at school. At my son's school, if a student is caught making a racial or sexist comment, they can be expelled!!! There is a zero tolerance policy on racial, ethnic or sexist comments and on bullying. Punishment can range from ISS (in school suspension) to expulsion from the district.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:20 PM on May. 23, 2010

  • falls under the bullying policy of most schools it is not okay but depending on where you are the kid might and might not get into trouble

    Answer by bandrplus2 at 4:30 AM on May. 24, 2010

  • we have a zero tolerance at our school for such things... go to your school talk to the principle and to your child's teacher...

    Answer by gmasboy at 10:59 AM on May. 24, 2010

  • It's never ok. Go to the principal.

    Answer by LavenderRose10 at 12:52 AM on May. 26, 2010

  • I agree with bandrplus2. what kind of question is that?

    Answer by mrs.beautiful51 at 7:58 AM on May. 26, 2010

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