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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Hatred and the young

I heard a story today about a middle school boy who threatened to kill that "N----" Obama while he was in Boulder City today.  The kid must have gotten his ideas from someplace. To say that the good fight against Obama is no at all based on his race is to ignore this one of what I am sure thousands of threats daily reported to schools, law enforcement and the government.

First posted 10-14-2012


Ana Tinta COM 101-4080 said...

It is very sad to see that there is still a lot or prejudice. This post is especially sad becuase the comment is coming from such a young boy. Color does not make us a better person nor does it give us superiority.

Anonymous said...

This language is far too common in our youth now a days. My friends little brother is like 7 years old and swears worse than a sailor. Don't even get me started on how much swearing he does when he plays call of duty!

-Claude Marchi com101 hn4080

Anonymous said...

the N word is not swearing when you are threatening someone's life.. it is racism and hatred.

Anonymous said...

It is very sad that such a young boy can make a comment like that, however, who did he learn this language from? Where are the parents?

Anita Falconetti
Comm 101-4049

Anonymous said...

I think that how children are growing up now adays is way different than when i was growing up. Racism and hatred still exist which is sad. But i also think that children arent truley learning right form wrong as parents are having kids when they are teenagers. When children are born to young parents, the young parents still havent matured fully yet - so how are they supposed to teach their own children on what is wrong/right to say. Just the other day I heard two elementary school aged children talking trash and i looked at them like, WOW! Then i saw the mother. Mother was the same way, and of course, almost barely turning 19. Children also mimic what is being taught from their parents.

Joseph Contreras HN 4049 COM 101

Anonymous said...

It doesn't surprise me. Racism is still alive and well today whether some would like to believe it is or not. The fact that President Obama is half back is one of the reasons that I feel he has been criticized so harshly. Im only 31 but Ive never seen a president where the other party wanted him to fail so badly; even at the expense of the country. I am inclined to believe that at least some of it is due to the color of his skin.

Jesse Steele
Com 101
Section 4080

Anonymous said...

It is very sad there is still racism. I am 25 and while I was growing up I had no idea racism was still a problem. I thought it was all history until I began dating a black guy and people would always say the most nasty comments you could imagine. People would always ask me how my mom felt about him being black and I was so confused by the question. I grew up where race was not an issue. I never thought about it. It is sad to see younger generations still growing up racist. It is something you are taught either by your family or others you grow up with

Of course there are people who hate Obama for his beliefs and methods for running the country, but it is evident there are many poeple who hate him ONLY because he is black. There are several websites of "I HATE OBAMA" gear and many of it are racial comments such as a bumper sticker that says "Dont Re-Nig In 2012 Stop repeat offenders, Dont vote Obama" This is not the first president nor will it be the last where people did not like or agree with the presidents beliefs. But never have I seen such hatred and desire for a president to fail so bad that it could destroy our country.

Krystle Gerber
com 101 4080

fred said...

I think that the boy that said it is just ignorant to the fact. I don't think that he knew that what he said was a big at all. I do think that the only reason that he said it was because it was something that he heard on of his parent say. The parent are the ones that really need to get a grip.

Anonymous said...

The narrowmindedness of too many of our citizens really shocks and saddens me. I am from a small, small town in Northern Michigan and I am not proud to say that my dad was so racist. I never understood it. My school had one black boy, I made a point of becoming his friend because I wanted to find out for myself what was so bad. This infuriated my father, but you know what I learned? That the only black boy in school was the friendliest and most compassionate person I knew. He would do anything for anyone and only wanted to be accepted. I'm proud to say that as time when on, our town was much more open minded. Unfornately my dad never was, but I learned to culture myself, and visit big cities and other states. I've met all sorts of people and have no real problems with anyone. This world could be such a lovely place if everyone was just more accepting and open minded. I long for a world like that someday!

Jaimie Kurt
Com 101 4080
Mon 6-850

Anonymous said...

I hate people who make threats on the president .. First of all we voted him in to office. You don't have to like him.. But have respect for the person running your country .. and second.. It's sad that a middle school student has enough hate to even make a death threat...

iheartblog702 said...

That boy needs to stop being so racist. Just because your a different color other then ur own doesnt mean your better in any way. the sad thing is, hes just a kid.

Anonymous said...

People will find a reason to hate any person for any reason. It never mattered to me whether Obama was black, white, asian, or purple with orange polka dots. But, not just kids, but most PEOPLE in this country and around the world say stuff and dont know what the heck tehy are talking about. That is clearly evident. But this child needs to be taught NOW that comments like that are not acceptable ( I would say something to him and his parents just being a bystander).

And yes, although there are some terrible parents who are teenage mothers, any teenage mom with a brain would be able to raise their child the correct way. I am a eenage parent and my 2 1/2 year old would never be heard disrespecting or cursing at anybody. Even when I was working at a childcare center, I would have PTDC's with parents of children in my classroom that would have the most terrible language for the simple reason that besides me, the parents/ grandparents are the main caregives and where they learn most of their behaviors.

Nicole Baxter COM 101-4080

Anonymous said...

Unfortunetly racism still exists and I have expierenced first hand from being in an interracial realtionship and being disowned by a racisit parent. I do believe that children are so easily influenced by parents and grandparents that what they say is right. However some of us will form our own opions and judgements and not be racist. This goes to show how most kids these days are punks and so direspectful.

Angela Mains
com 101 hn 4080

Anonymous said...

I wonder if people who make such comments realize how ignorant they sound. I actually feel empathy for those who feel this way. I saw a bumper sticker that said "Don't "re-n*g" in 2012 and my first thought was, "this guy should just get idiot tattooed across his forehead".

John Williams
COM 101 Sec 4049

Anonymous said...

I don't think racism will ever end thank you for sharing this.

kristian magtanong
sec 4049
com 101

Cameron Rand com101 4044 said...

Where we are in society now a days, is sad to see that this kind of act on someone is still happening around the world.

Anonymous said...

Thats an awful thing to say. I really hate the N word. And death threats towards the president? Thats not a smart move. I wonder who tought him that? Peers or parents? I know that racism and ignorance are still present, and in some places quite strong, in todays society, but we have made quite a bit of progress from the times of slavery and segregation. I'm really hoping that in time, people will learn to be more accepting and less ignorant.

Rebecca Johnson 4049

Anonymous said...

Racism is plain out ignorance and it is sad to see that it even still exist in america today. I am sure they get threats daily but obama does not seem to be worried given he has the worlds best security protecting him at all times.

Thomas Allen 4049

Anonymous said...

Its sad that we still have this problem existing today and it is even more sad to know that its happening at such a young age.

Chris Wynn 4044

Anonymous said...

This article is very sad. I am completely against racism and bigotry.. What I find more sad, is that this child is probably completely unaware of the things the president does, his responsibilities, and his authority. The president should always be respected, as it is part of our government/ American culture. Moreover, what really makes me upset is that there are still pepeople itch these racial prejudices (and in a slightly more liberal state, like Nevada). Since most of these children don't even follow politics- I can only point the finger at the parents got continuing to instill hate within the family. Let's teach out children about peace, love, and that everyone is equal!!

Jason Mejia COM 101

Anonymous said...

Nevada is not a liberal state. Outside of Las Vegas is it very conservative and conservatives dominate the voting. Harry Reid is a conservative Democrat (voting record not the PR from Republicans).

Katrin Clyde said...

I don't know if it's his family or bad influences that have influenced his thoughts about another race but, usually comments like that are based on fear and maybe he hasn't had any friends from another race and all he's seen are bad things about other races. I'ts unfortunate but, I think by associating with other races and seeing the good in people that one day he'll get over it and be more excepting Katrin

Anonymous said...

My parents raised my brothers and I in the Las Vegas melting pot, where we were taught to respect people of all races and creed. However, in middle school my brother was targeted by a group of skinheads because he was an outcast. They invited him in, made him feel welcome, and filled his head with ideas of a supreme race. So my parents did not teach him to be racist, but they did not pay enough attention the tell tale signs of his cleanly shaven head that accompanied his new and shiny steal toe boots.

My parents are good people and blame should not be brought completely upon the parents of misguided youth. However, having learned from their experience, as a mother it is my job to be aware of the company that my children keep and to have open communication allowing me to intervene when necessary.

Jessica Pena