In theory, we all have rights in this so-called “Land of the Free.” But it’s common knowledge that some of us have more rights than others. The wealthy have more rights than the poor. The strong have more rights than the weak…
… and “people of color” have more rights than whites (all else being equal of course). It’s so common for white children, who must attend school in majority black/Hispanic schools, to be harassed because of their race that the media rarely even notices it. The ruling class (whose own children are spared such harassment), to the extent that they are aware of it at all, view it as karma. Karma for sins that a few people, decades, or centuries, ago are guilty of – and since many of those people were white, the elite think it’s reasonable that white kids should suffer today.
The New York Post is reporting about one such white student, who’s suing over his past harassment:
A white student at a predominately Hispanic and black Long Island high school says he was targeted for punishment over his race — punched, hit with a chair and repeatedly called “cracker” and “white boy” — while administrators did nothing to protect him.
Lawyers for Giovanni Micheli, now 23, aim to convince a federal jury their client was singled out as a “minority” in Brentwood HS and then told by school officials, most of them white, to either “project more self-confidence” in order to stem the beating and berating — or leave.
Micheli sued the Brentwood School District in 2010, and the trial opened Monday in Brooklyn federal court.
“Giovanni was a minority because he was Caucasian,” attorney Wayne Schaefer said in his opening statement. “This case is about discrimination against a minority student . . . Our claim is that there was deliberate indifference because he was a Caucasian student complaining in a district where Caucasians are a minority.”
It’s worth noting that this story appeared at the top of Yahoo’s news page today. It appears that Yahoo is finally making an effort to present a more balanced view to its readers. I hope this trend continues.
As for Micheli, I don’t have much hope that he will prevail. The odds are stacked against him – mainly because he’s white.
The article doesn’t have a comment option. If it did, hundreds of readers would point out that they also suffered for being white. I hope some of those readers find their way here, and that they’ll share some of their own stories.
As for me, blacks harassed me because they thought I was Mexican. But they also harassed anybody who wasn’t black – and, of course, they harassed other blacks. I’m guessing it’s too late for me to sue; it’s been several decades.