$150,000 Settlement for Black Public School Students Harassed by Other Black Students for “Acting White”

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some black kids sued other black kids for racially bullying them for acting white. the court decided that the claim was valid because of the crime... and the identity didn't matter... therefor an honor killing is wrong because of violence towards a Muslim and not because of the identity of the culprit being Muslim. interesting note when prosecuting Muslims for acting out their religion. legally their status as Muslims is irrelevant.


That’s the report from South Carolina Lawyers Weekly:

The two students each received $50,000, and two family members who filed the suits on their behalf received $25,000 apiece ....
Title VI prohibits allowing a racially hostile educational environment in schools and programs receiving federal financial assistance and provides for a private cause of action for violations....
Both students were African-American, and so was most of the elementary school’s student body, according to [the students’ lawyer, Lawrence C.] Kobrovsky....
[The younger student] claimed she suffered emotional trauma because she was subjected to racial and sexual slurs at ... elementary school ... Despite complaints, school administrative staff and district officials allowed the abuse to “escalate to the point where [she] was physically threatened, assaulted and battered,” the suit alleged.
“You have a culture where to act like you want to do well in school is considered acting white. And that is part of why we’re saying that it was racial, even though the students were all of the same race because they weren’t acting how the others thought they should be acting as members of that race,” Kobrovsky said....

Hans says:

Under this reasoning, all honor killings are religion-based crimes, because the victims are killed for not acting Muslim enough.
Of course, whether that is so or not, honor killings target girls, not boys, which is all that the new federal hate crimes law requires (it does not require hate as a motive, only that the perpetrator act partly or wholly based on the victim’s sex, religion, race, sexual orientation, or transgender status). They are clearly sex-based hate crimes, more obviously so than many rapes.
Yet no honor killings are being prosecuted by the Justice Department as hate crimes, despite falling within its literal language — even as white defendants acquitted of hate crimes against illegal aliens get reprosecuted in federal court after being found not guilty in state court, suggesting they might actually be innocent of the crime.
By the way, the Eighth Circuit found an employer liable for allowing one African-American to racially harass another.

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