Does it surprise anyone that a bigot in Georgia gave an eighth grade student a “Least Likely To Pay Attention” award?
Well, leave it to ignorant Southerners to stubbornly fight scientific facts, as it’s very difficult to live with attention deficit disorder.
You feel stupid because you don’t remember things.
You are always in trouble because teachers accuse you of deliberately spacing out.
You are scorned by classmates because the teacher gives them permission to do so by example.
You are accused of being high by the police-and it’s almost always marijuana.
The funny part comes when you are the one who gets fingered for the “attitude” which you had to develop out of self-preservation.
The writer of this article remembers it all, and he fully sympathizes with the eighth grader who attends Memorial Middle School in Rockdale, County, Georgia. It’s also no surprise that this level of discrimination happened in Georgia, as Southerners are known for their bigotry. While former President Jimmy Carter is from Georgia, he is the exception rather than the rule. How many Georgians can say they were trained in nuclear engineering? Well, former President Carter can. Hence, one wonders if it is something in the water down there which keeps these idiots so bigoted or if it’s simply a matter of too many of them having engaged in the act of cousinfucking for far too long.
It is this columnist’s hope that Nicole Edwards, the girl’s mother, sues the school district and the teacher for punitive damages. It’s hard enough to live with attention deficit disorder without some klansman making it worse by making fun of you in front of the classroom.
ABC News reported on May 15 that two teachers were fired over the incident. It’s just this columnist’s hope that the story doesn’t end here.
Anyone who makes fun of someone who has a learning disability needs to be made an example of and publicly destroyed without regard to the final consequence for the bully-and you can take that suggestion as far as you want to.
The girl who was victimized by the school system will likely spend years in therapy, and those responsible should pay the bill-even if it means their pensions are drained. In case one might ask why she might be in psychotherapy for years over a simple case of mockery, the answer is very simple.
Children with learning disabilities often end up believing those who make fun of them. They struggle with their self-confidence for years. Words do hurt and some never get over what was said, but only learn how to cope with the pain so that they don’t transfer their inner-hell onto an innocent person. Personally, it is the hope of this columnist that anyone who made fun of this girl drinks the full cup of a traumatic brain injury so that they will forever suffer the consequence of mocking the vulnerable.