A recent article on Jezebel.com discusses some very racist tweets by people and some of them are teenagers. I was very disappointed. It's 2012 and I really hoped that our country was beyond this kind of hatred. It's even more disappointing that this hatred is coming from children.
I visited the twitter sites for the people that I suspected to be teens. I confirmed that they were teens by reading their other tweets. Some of the twitter accounts have been eliminated or blocked. My guess is that some of the parents found out about the racist tweets and shut down the sites.
This should be a wake up call for parents to check on their kid's social media activity. I wrote a blog several months ago, asking if parents should check their child's email and text messages. Every parent should check what their child is posting online periodically. I don't want to hear that it's an invasion of their privacy. I would want to know if my child was posting this kind of hatred. I would want to know if my child had these kinds of thoughts and why. It's not just about the racist rants but, it's also about the lack of respect for the President of the United States of America. Here is just a sampling of the racist rants tweeted by teens.
1) I really just can't stand that monkey in office any longer.
2) Hope Obama dies.
3) First thing my mom says this morning: did you hear the bad news? The monkey is staying for another 4 years. #WeHateYouObama
4) i was all happy and i was ready for school then i figured
out retarded nigger is in office -.-... again
5) Disappointed that my state voted for the nigger.
6) Obama did not kill Osama.. That's an excuse people use to put that sorry nigger back In office.
7) america is Fucked. full of fucking nigger lovers needing support from the god damn government. FUCKED YOU!
8) meanwhile that nigger Obama hugs that fat faggot Christie and BOOM now everybody wants to vote for him because hugs are positive like smiles.
9) Can we all just get out and vote for romney so we can get this nigger out of office!!!
10) No NIGGER should lead this country!!!
These teens are not only racist, but they are bigots as well. They don't like black people, gay people or fat people. Where is all of this hate coming from. It's sad that these young people have so much hate in their heart. We will never become a post racial society if parents continue to raise their children to have hate in their heart.
Some people will say that these teens are just being teens and their words shouldn't be taken seriously. I say bullshit! These teens know exactly what they are saying and should be dealt with accordingly by their parents. If the parents of these teens are truly shocked and appalled by these tweets, they need to put a stop to this behavior immediately so that their future grandchildren are not raised to promote hatred. A person should be judged by their character, not their race, weight or sexual orientation.
These teens need to be taught respect. The office of the President of the United States is to be respected by everyone in this country. That respect should be there even if you don't like the person that holds that office. The fact that one of the tweets wished that the President would die is disturbing. It's not just disturbing that they want the President of the United States to die, it's disturbing that they want anyone to die. What kind of person wishes death on someone?
Parents, I urge you to raise your children not to see color as a reason to hate someone. We are all people. We all breathe, bleed, die and pay taxes (some more than others). There are great people in this world and they come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Don't let your child miss out on befriending a great person because he/she believes that the color of someone's skin matters.
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