A 6-year-old student has been suspended from first grade for singing “I’m sexy and I know it” to a female student. From the headline, we might think that this is yet another case of zero-tolerance polices leading to ridiculous results. But the article goes on to say:
School officials said D’Avonte was suspended for sexual harassment after he sang and the line to a female classmate who was standing in a lunch line. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the first time he’d serenaded this girl with this particular lyric.
Aurora School District’s Media Relations Specialist Paula Hans, said in a statement:
“Aurora Public Schools is committed to providing equitable learning for all students. We have policies and protocol in place to prevent any disruption to the learning environment. Due to privacy laws, we are unable to discuss appropriate disciplinary consequences about a specific student.”
District policy, as outlined in the student handbook, states that sexual harassment “must have negative effects on the learning or work of others.”
D’Avonte’s mother, Stephanie Meadows, told ABC7 News that her son had had disciplinary problems before this week’s infraction. Last month, she said, he was sent to the principal’s office for singing the same song to the same girl.
This time, however, he was “shaking his booty” near the girl’s face, Meadows told ABC7 News.
We don’t know the race of the victim, but whatever it might be, this type of behavior is all too common for black kids. Even if we leave aside any biological theories that black kids are naturally inclined to become sexually active/aware earlier than other kids, we are still left with the cultural reality that this is so. White/Asian kids should not have to put up with this sort of behavior. They do not deserve to have their childhood ruined at the altar of multiculturalism.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Denying racial segregation to our children is a form of child-abuse.