Most Bullied In Schools: Asian American Kids

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Got this sent in my way and wanted to pass it along because while we all know what we already know - I don't really know if we knew this.

Asian Americans endure far more bullying at US schools than members of other ethnic groups, with teenagers of the community three times as likely to face taunts on the Internet, new data shows. Policymakers see a range of reasons for the harassment, including language barriers faced by some Asian American students and a spike in racial abuse following the September 11, 2001 attacks against children perceived as Muslim.

"This data is absolutely unacceptable and it must change. Our children have to be able to go to school free of fear," US Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Friday during a forum at the Center for American Progress think-tank.

The research, to be released on Saturday, found that 54 percent of Asian American teenagers said they were bullied in the classroom, sharply above the 31.3 percent of whites who reported being picked on.
Lock and load kids. Lock and load.

And by that I simply mean your wit, ability to run like a MF, and most of all, the ability to say something - anything - about what might be going on.

Thanks K-girl.