Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Racist Town

The story of the week is this, in which Ithaca City Schools will likely be sued by the state for failing to protect a Dewitt Middle School girl who was a regular victim of bias crimes while riding the school bus.

It reminds me of when PZ and Sabrina lived on Titus Street, and Sabs, who had lived all over the world, told me that she had never seen a more hate-filled, racist community than Ithaca, NY. She could not walk home from work without being taunted and having things thrown at her from passing cars.

It was eye-opening to those of us, myself included, who thought this was a peace-loving, progressive community.

I'm telling you, it's all about class.

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