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Reply #30 posted 12/04/17 1:45pm

EmmaMcG

babynoz said:



EmmaMcG said:


Luckily I was never really bullied in school. At the beginning of secondary school (high school for the Americans) I did get a few unkind words thrown my way but if I'm honest, name calling doesn't really bother me at all so it never made me feel bad or anything. I was small and let's say, not as developed as some of the other girls my age at the time, so some of the boys used to take the piss. And like I said, it didn't really bother me so much but my friend didn't take too kindly to it. So one day, in front of the teacher, he grabbed the leader of the "bullies" by the back of the head and smashed his face against the desk and told him if he ever said anything bad about me again, he'd kill him. That was pretty much the end of that as far as the name calling went. Obviously, I wouldn't recommend things go that far but generally speaking, bullies are cowards and pretty much always attack in packs. More often than not, standing up for yourself is all it takes to get them to back off.



Even though I only got into two fights I had plenty of kids who talked smack about me behind my back for two reasons. One, I never wanted to be part of anybody's clique and the "it" girls didn't like that. Number two, I was pretty much a teacher's pet, always called on or chosen to do stuff like be on the student council, in the school play, write on the board, etc. Other kids hate that. lol

I was too tall for some, too light skinned for others and too articulate for the rest. If I had a nickel for every time I was told that I thought I was cute or I thought I was white, I'd be rich. lol As far as I was concerned the teacher was the one giving out grades so they could kick rocks.

Another thing they hated was that I would befriend the outcast kids that they made fun of. I remember this one girl who was literally fresh off the boat from Haiti. No one would speak to her because she had limited english and a heavy accent. The hateful girls in gym class used to tease her relentlessly, tell her she had aids and all kinds of cruel stuff. I was the only kid in the whole class who would speak to her and we got along as much as the language barrier would allow.



Honestly, it just sounds like those girls were jealous of you.
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Reply #31 posted 12/05/17 4:14pm

babynoz

Slave2daGroove said:

babynoz said:

LOL@ Slave making sure we know he ain't that damn old. lol Forgive me Slave, I don't know if you are male or female. I'm another oldster who came of age in the 70s btw.

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boxed I'm an old man... lol



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Reply #32 posted 12/05/17 4:15pm

babynoz

EmmaMcG said:

babynoz said:



Even though I only got into two fights I had plenty of kids who talked smack about me behind my back for two reasons. One, I never wanted to be part of anybody's clique and the "it" girls didn't like that. Number two, I was pretty much a teacher's pet, always called on or chosen to do stuff like be on the student council, in the school play, write on the board, etc. Other kids hate that. lol

I was too tall for some, too light skinned for others and too articulate for the rest. If I had a nickel for every time I was told that I thought I was cute or I thought I was white, I'd be rich. lol As far as I was concerned the teacher was the one giving out grades so they could kick rocks.

Another thing they hated was that I would befriend the outcast kids that they made fun of. I remember this one girl who was literally fresh off the boat from Haiti. No one would speak to her because she had limited english and a heavy accent. The hateful girls in gym class used to tease her relentlessly, tell her she had aids and all kinds of cruel stuff. I was the only kid in the whole class who would speak to her and we got along as much as the language barrier would allow.

Honestly, it just sounds like those girls were jealous of you.



Years later when I reflect on it that might have been the case.

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Reply #33 posted 12/08/17 10:47pm

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And then there is online bullying....... folks like that are lunatics.

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Reply #34 posted 12/09/17 4:43pm

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And then there is online bullying....... folks like that are lunatics.

I can't even imagine being a young teen and having to deal with that as well as old-fahioned bullying. eek AND cell phones!

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Reply #35 posted 12/11/17 11:01am

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I was too tall for some, too light skinned for others and too articulate for the rest.

I got a lot of crap for getting good grades, which isn't "cool" for black kids to do, especially boys. Some of my "brothas" called me punk, white & f****t. Plus I was small for my age, shy around girls and average at sports. I was so happy to go to college, and be around black folks who didn't care if I was "down" or fit some stupid stereotype of what being black means.

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