African Kids Beat Up Over Ebola

You know, there are times, at least a couple times a week, when I want to scream “get me the fuck off this planet, I don’t wanna be here anymore.” This is one of those times. A pair of young boys from Senegal were beaten up at school in New York as their schoolmates taunted them about Ebola.

Community leaders are calling for more protections after two brothers from Senegal were allegedly bullied and beaten at their new school in the Bronx in the wake of the Ebola outbreak.

A father of two middle school-aged boys said his children were beaten and harassed at I.S. 318 in Tremont on Friday by a pack of kids who told them they have Ebola, 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported.

The boys, who are in the sixth and eighth grades, were rushed to the hospital with severe injuries, according to a press release from the African Advisory Council…

The brothers, who were born in America, have spent most of their lives in Senegal and recently returned to the U.S. to go to school, Rincon reported. The two brothers, Amadou, age 11, and Papa, 13, have been back in America for about a month.

The boys’ father, Ousmane Drame, said his sons have been enduring weeks of harassment from their classmates.

“As soon as they go to the gym, they don’t want to touch the ball, they say guys have Ebola, don’t touch the ball,” Drame said.

Maybe it’s time we held parents responsible for the sick, sadistic behavior of their hellspawn children.

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  • Doubting Thomas

    How to try to acquire the Ebola virus: Make someone you think has it bleed all over you.

  • raven

    …when I want to scream “get me the fuck off this planet, I don’t wanna be here anymore.”

    There is already a line.

    Just going to repeat what I said yesterday. Both on and off the internet, the Ebola epidemic has brought out the best in people. And also the worst.

    I’ll leave it to everyone else to decide which is predominating and who is showing the best and who is showing the worst of human behavior.

  • raven

    …have spent most of their lives in Senegal

    Senegal isn’t even one of the Ebola countries!!!

    They had one case, a runner from one of the big three. And they treated him without anyone else getting infected. There have been more cases in….Dallas, Texas.

    Hmm, I do hope people in the USA don’t start attacking….Texans. With a visa blockade, there won’t be many of them getting in anyway.

  • John Pieret

    who is showing the best and who is showing the worst of human behavior

    That part isn’t really too hard.

  • dingojack

    See the fruits of the life-lessons we teach our children…

    @@

    Dingo

  • abb3w

    I wonder how it might play out if the kids responded by filing a small-claims court suit against the bullies for slander.

    Not that I think encouraging litigiousness is socially ideal; however, resolving disputes by litigation seems an improvement over violence, and an potentially effective means of suppressing stupid dominance conflicts.

  • scienceavenger

    Well, at least its nice to see we in the south don’t have a monopoly on violent bigoted behavior. Wait, no, it isn’t. At all. WTF is wrong with people?

    Senegal isn’t even one of the Ebola countries!!!

    [sarcasm] It’s in Africa isn’t it? [/sarcasm]

  • Artor

    Abb3w, slander? How about assault? And include the school officials for doing nothing to stop the harrassment.

  • caseloweraz

    So (per the linked article) these brothers were beaten to the point of severe injury during lunch period in the cafeteria and the school did nothing to stop the fight? I really hope I’ve misinterpreted the situation. But as I see it, Mr. Drame might have a case.

    BTW: This may be dredging up unrelated disgrace, but I remember the last guy named Amadou who was beaten up in New York City.

  • John Pieret

    but I remember the last guy named Amadou who was beaten up in New York City

    … if you call being shot 19 times “beat up” … but the point is well taken. New York is better than most places in the US but nowhere is safe from this kind of hate and prejudice.

  • Mobius

    Ya know…if they really had Ebola, beating them up would be the last thing I would want to do. For multiple reasons.

  • flatlander100

    Just more evidence that some folks are just too damn dumb to be allowed out without a leash.

  • http://heb712.blogspot.com heddle

    scienceavenger #7,

    [sarcasm] It’s in Africa isn’t it? [/sarcasm]

    That sarcasm doesn’t really work for Senegal, which not only is in Africa but west Africa. It might work for, say, Mozambique. I was in Senegal in August and Ebola was on everyone’s mind. It’s likely they have had (with malice aforethought) unreported cases.

  • NitricAcid

    The kids I grew up with usually thought it was hilarious to treat at least one kid in the class like shit. “Ebola” is just an excuse to pick these particular kids.

    The teachers need to pay a lot more attention to this crap.

  • busterggi

    I’m impressed! Most dumbass Amerkins don’t even know Senegal is a country let alone that its in Africa. Let’s hear it for quality education.

  • lofgren

    This has as much to do with ebola as the nerdy kid getting called a faggot has to do with being gay. They didn’t get beaten up over ebola. They got beaten up for being different. Ebola is just an excuse.

  • Steven

    flatlander100, maybe your comment is a bit inappropriate if one of the perpetrators was black? Leash, really?

  • caseloweraz

    John Pieret: … if you call being shot 19 times “beat up”…

    No, I don’t. I was thinking of Abner Louima and got the names turned around.

  • John Pieret

    I was thinking of Abner Louima and got the names turned around.

    No big deal. As I said, the point was still well taken.

  • abb3w

    @8, Artor

    Abb3w, slander? How about assault?

    Because the physical attacks are provoked by the defamation; thus, aiming nearer the root of the problem.