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“Hit A Jew” Day

A delightful extra-curricular activity from suburban St. Louis. What rapscallions.

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posted October 24, 2008 at 8:42 pm

That is just plain sad. What would cause some kids to add that activity to the Spirit Week activities? I sincerely hope that those kids get some major counciling, and perhaps some lessons in the classroom about treating all people with respect!!

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Robert Morwell

posted October 25, 2008 at 12:50 am

This is just ghastly.
I find myself wondering if this was inspired by some bad joke on South Park?

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posted October 25, 2008 at 9:37 am

I am certainly not defending the kids’ behavior, but I’m not sure it was fueled by raw anti-Semitism. The kids had “Hit a Tall Person” day, etc. It appears they were looking for “classifications” of people to go after. Jewish kids were probably an easily identifiable group.
To be clear, I’m not making excuses – just suggesting that sixth graders might not be little Goebbels…

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Ronald D.Bauer

posted October 26, 2008 at 3:03 pm

It is sad that it happened with so many misconceptions and the unfair treatment of anybody is wrong we were all created to serve each other and to show everybody compassion to make the weak feel strong the sorrowful happy the confused alighned the helpless with hope just to see people judge is sad.

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