Last week, a middle school student from Georgia recorded some of his classmates calling him a “terrorist” and posted it online. Presumably, the kids on his bus tormented him because of his Sikh turban.
The family changed the video’s settings to private, but not before users around the world had already copied the video and reposted it. The video has since gone viral, gaining more than a million combined views from people all over the globe.
While the global community has expressed its outrage at the bullying, the school district in Georgia has failed to recognize the seriousness of the event. A statement from the school district in Gwinett County neglected to publicly identify the incident as bullying or denounce “terrorist” as the racist epithet that it is.
The term “terrorist” is a racially coded word that specifically targets diverse groups of people from different ethnic and religious…
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