How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of goodwill.--Einstein
Tami, Hi. I haven't seen any coverage about the story of Larry King, the 15 year old black/biracial child, who was murdered by his junior high school classmate because Larry was gay. Here's the link to the LA Times story. I think this story is important because it shows how much violence against people who are different, whether because of sexual orientation, "race," religion, or gender is still part of our lives.http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-oxnard17feb17,1,1523425.story?ctrack=1&cset=true
Here's a link to a site his family created:http://www.rememberlarry.com/photo_gallery.asp
hi Tami-i live in los angeles so i had seen the story on the news. thanks for increasing awareness.it is interesting to note where the offender is being detained. in black skin all signs indicate he would be more likely than not charged and detained as an adult. it seems there are several different judicial systems.as the mother of a fifteen year old manchild i talk to him about the very real and present danger of white supremacy/racism-individual effects and systemic, drugs and alcohol, "friends" that might offer him drugs and alcohol,pre-marital unprotected sex. when he was younger i cautioned him against talking to strangers, i made sure he knew that no one was to touch him in his swim trunk area and if anyone ever did-no matter what they said-make sure to immediately let me know...i simply want to highlight the fact that we (should) talk to our children about a host of things. i also believe the conversation should be on-going. not only do our children's bodies change and grow-fast. these conversations are not in an effort to taint their views or turn them against people-but as an effort to make sure that they are equipped to make informed decisions. we warn of the dangers in an effort to protect them.
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