A 9-year-old boy North Carolina boy was suspended for calling a teacher “cute,” WSOCTV.com reports.
The boy’s mother, Chiquita Lockett, said the principal of Brookside Elementary in Gastonia called her after the incident to say the comment was a form of “sexual harassment.”
“It’s not like he went up to the woman and tried to grab her or touch her in a sexual way,” Lockett said. “So why would he be suspended for two days?”
According to the station, a district spokeswoman said she could not go into detail, but said the boy was suspended for “inappropriate behavior” after making “inappropriate statements.”
The district’s Code of Conduct doesn’t list “inappropriate behavior,” but says “disruption of school” is punishable by five days of out-of-school suspension.
The news of the North Carolina boy’s suspension comes as a Massachusetts elementary school is investigating a first-grader for sexual harassment after the boy struck another boy his age in the groin.
The mother of the accused 7-year-old tells the Boston Globe that her son was fending off another child, who had choked him in an altercation on the school bus on Nov. 22.
“I think my kid was right to fight back,’’ said the mother, Tasha Lynch, 30. “He wasn’t doing anything except protecting himself.’’
Lynch says her son has been afraid to return to Tynan Elementary School in South Boston since the fight, according to the paper.
Matthew Wilder, spokesman for the Boston public schools, declined to comment on the incident or why it has been classified as a possible case of sexual harassment. He said officials do not discuss confidential student information.
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Suspended: D’Avonte Meadows, six, has been removed from school for three days after singing the line ‘I’m sexy and I know it‘ from a song by band LMFAO
AURORA, Colo. — An Aurora elementary school student has been suspended for three days after quoting this line from an LMFAO song: “I’m sexy and I know it.”
“I only just said the song,” D’Avonte Meadows told 7NEWS. “I’m sexy and I know it.”
Forms from the school indicate the first-grader was suspended for sexual harassment, which the school district’s discipline code says has “negative affects of the learning or work of others.”
D’Avonte said he and the girl were standing in the lunch line when he used the song lyric.
“I could understand if he was fondling her, looking up her skirt, trying to look in her shirt. That, to me, is sexual harassment,” said Stephanie Meadows, D’Avonte’s mother. “I’m just, I’m floored. They’re going to look at him like he’s a pervert. And it’s like, that’s not fair to him.”
A district spokeswoman sent this response:
“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,” wrote Paula Hans, media relations specialist for Aurora Public Schools.
His mother told 7NEWS D’Avonte had discipline troubles before, including last month when he quoted the same line from the same song to the same girl, this time “shaking his booty” near the girl’s face.
He met with the school’s assistant principal last month, Stephanie Meadows said, adding she told her son not to shake anything in the girl’s face again.
“I’m going to definitely have to sit with him and see if he understands exactly what the song means,” Meadows said.
She also said her son was suspended earlier in the year for disruptive behavior, not sexual harassment.
“I think it’s kind of overwhelming. You know, sexual harassment on a 6-year-old?” Meadows said. “I don’t understand. You know, kids are kids.”
State Sen. Linda Newell told 7NEWS her Senate Bill 46 would require schools districts to include components within their discipline code such as peer mediation, as an alternative prior to suspension or expulsion.
Lyrics: D’Avonte sang a line from a popular song by band LMFAO, pictured
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Research: White babies aged just nine-months-old show signs of racial bias, according to a study in facial recognition
White babies aged just nine-months-old show signs of racial bias, according to a study in facial recognition.
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst found that by the young age the babies were already discriminating against those of different races in their ability to recognise faces and emotional expressions.
They analysed 48 Caucasian babies with little to no experience of African-American or black individuals.
Split into a group of five-months-olds and another of babies aged nine months, they were tasked with differentiating between faces of their people within own race and then of those belonged to another, unfamiliar, race.
Babies from the five-month-old group were far more adept at distinguishing faces from different races, while the nine-month-olds were able to tell apart two faces within their own race with greater ease.
In a second experiment the babies’ brain activity was detected using sensors.
They were shown images of faces of Caucasian or African-American races expressing emotions that either matched or did not match sounds they heard, such as laughing and crying.
Brain-activity measurements showed the nine-month-olds processed emotional expressions among Caucasian faces differently than those of African-American faces, while the 5-month-olds did not.
The shift in recognition ability was not a cultural thing, rather a result of physical development.
Researchers found that the processing of facial emotions moved from the front of the brain to regions in the back of the brain in the older age group.
‘These results suggest that biases in face recognition and perception begin in preverbal infants, well before concepts about race are formed,’ said study leader Lisa Scott in a statement.
‘It is important for us to understand the nature of these biases in order to reduce or eliminate [the biases].’
This is similar to how babies learn language, medicalxpress.com reported. Early in infancy babies do not know yet which sounds are meaningful in their native language, so they treat all sounds similarly.
As they learn the language spoken around them, their ability to tell apart sounds within other languages declines and their ability to differentiate sounds within their native language improves.
The results further earlier research which found that adults have more difficulty recognizing faces that belong to people of another race, indicating that the disparity begins sooner than previously realised.
The report is published in the May issue of the journal Development Science.
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Jessica Leandra Dos Santos, 20, was removed from FHM‘s pages photoshoots after she caused outrage by tweeting a taboo term for black people
Jessica Leandra dos Santos, a South African model who won the local FHM Models 2011 competition, is under fire over a Twitter post in which she uses racist language.
Dos Santos, 20, posted a tweet in which she describes a confrontation with a man inside a grocery store late Thursday:
“Just, well took on a on arrogant and disrespectful kaffir inside Spar. Should have punched him, should have,” she wrote, later deleting the tweet after receiving angry responses.
In South Africa, the “k-word” is a highly offensive racial slur that refers to a black person.
Dos Santos, who last year won the top models competition for men’s magazine FHM South Africa, is also an ambassador for the Little Eden charity home, according to her website.
Dos Santos posted an apology on her blog, in which she said she had tweeted out of anger.
“I tweeted rather irresponsibly about an incident I encountered last night, using a harsh and unkind word about the gentleman who had confronted me with sexual remarks and sounds,” she wrote.
Dos Santos also posted on Twitter, in response to the backlash: Would u all stop! These are the kinds of people that land up raping young girls of our country! I wasn’t going to let him get away with it.
Mabine Seabe, a columnist, wrote on Twitter that he had filed a complaint with South Africa’s Human Rights Commission: I have lodged a complaint against Jessica Leandra with the Human Rights Commission on the basis of crimen injuria and libel. #DownWithRacism
FHM South Africa, in response to the outrage, has distanced itself from dos Santos:We’re horrified that any1 would say such things! Those attitudes have no place in society or FHM!
Legal experts told South Africa’s Independent Online last month that South Africans who are found making racist comments on social media such as Twitter and Facebook can be charged with crimen injuria or hate speech.
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Shawn Ingram and Dana Kintz
What started as a call to police claiming domestic abuse resulted in charges that a man and his girlfriend sexually abused a dog, court records show.
Dana Kintz, 28, called police March 12 to the couple’s home in the 4000 block of Russell Boulevard, alleging that Shawn Ingram, 37, had punched and slapped her. Police said they found child pornography on Ingram’s cellphone and images of Kintz engaged in sex acts with a dog.
Both were charged with unlawful sex with an animal, a misdemeanor. Ingram also was charged with felony possession of child pornography.
Officials said there was sufficient evidence to charge Kintz as a willing participant, although she claimed Ingram had coerced her behavior, and made her wear a dog collar and mask.
Pictures showed Dana Kintz, 28, wearing a mask and dog collar while engaging in sexual acts with a dog
Ingram denied it all to police, but officials said they found he had posted pictures of the activities to animal fetish websites.
Ingram has served time in prison previously on a child porn conviction. He is listed on Illinois’ sex offender database as living out of state but not shown on Missouri’s list.
Kintz told a reporter she believes she was charged only because she refused to cooperate with authorities on the child porn issue; she said someone else was responsible for the pictures on Ingram’s phone.
She also said the dog at issue has since run away.
Ingram lawyer’s Douglas Forsyth, said, “I don’t have any comment about anything.”
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A fired Des Plaines cop hoping to return to his job claims he was discriminated against by one of his superiors, who allegedly physically intimidated him and called him racial slurs in front of his colleagues, documents show.
John Bueno, who was fired in March after being charged with internal misconduct, filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in November, alleging former Deputy Chief Rich Rozkuszka called him “derogatory names related to his Hispanic heritage” like “dirty Mexican,” “Mexican,” and “Puerto Rican,” according to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act.
Bueno and officer Andy Contreras were both accused of internal misconduct, though the charge was dropped in April against Contreras. Contreras has been suspended without pay until the end of July, when he is set to return to his job. Officials have declined to say what they allegedly did, but the EEOC complaint shows the alleged incident occurred at least 24 months prior to their suspension in October 2011.
The four-page complaint states Bueno, a 10-year officer, told former Des Plaines Police Chief Jim Prandini about the racial comments, some made in front of other officers, on two separate occasions — once verbally in July 2010 and the other through a written complaint in May 2011.
Despite Prandini assuring Bueno he would look into the matter, Rozkuszka’s “physically aggressive behavior continued,” according to the complaint. Meanwhile, Bueno was pulled off a special detail and lost overtime wages during the alleged harassment and discrimination, documents show.
“At the time of this filing, I am currently on suspension, for what I believe is discrimination based on my race (Hispanic) and retaliation for my oral and written complaints regarding Roszkuska’s (sic) behavior,” Bueno stated in the complaint.
Prandini, who underwent back surgery last year, retired on Jan. 1, 2012, shortly after the complaint was filed. Rozkuszka retired after 29 years last fall.
The city and Bueno will meet with a grievance arbitrator, though a hearing date has not been set, said Acting Police Chief Mike Kozak.
City Manager Mike Bartholomew said the city has responded to the complaint and Human Resources Director Michael Earl is working with legal counsel. Bartholomew declined to elaborate further.
In October 2010, Sergeant Matthew Hicks, 47, filed charges with the EEOC, claiming he was demoted from commander to sergeant earlier that year, put on administrative leave and then suspended because of his race and disability, according to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act.
At the time, Hicks was embroiled in a disciplinary hearing as former Des Plaines Chief Jim Prandini sought to fire him based on battery and internal misconduct charges, like untruthfulness, insubordination and theft. Hicks was accused of beating a woman and pulling her hair in April 2010 in his Huntley home. The criminal case is still ongoing in McHenry County and an appeal hearing is scheduled on May 25.
In the complaint, Hicks said he complained about a “racially offensive poster of an African American male hanging as a target” in the police department’s shooting range that was used for practice, documents show.
“In good faith, I believe that the presence of such a racially offensive poster in such a way in the work place creates an illegal work environment,” Hicks wrote.
The veteran officer, who began working for the department in September 1982, also alleged in the complaint he was retaliated against after asking for light-duty work in November 2009 due to his disability, though it is not clear what the disability was.
Hicks ultimately withdrew the discrimination charges in 2011 as part of a settlement deal, which also involved the city paying him $125,000. Neither side admitted wrongdoing at the time, though Hicks was also required to file for a non-duty related disability pension and retire on Dec. 20, 2014, which is his 50th birthday, according to the agreement.
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