A Game of “ KKK ” Detroit, Michigan By : Emily Goodman
Kyron Tryon was an eighth grader at Bullock Creek Middle School near Midland, Michigan .
Kyron Tyron was the only African American in his grade
In May 2003, seven white boys picked Kyron off of the ground . While doing this, the boys were chanting “ KKK ”
The boys then threw him back on the ground and started to kick him until the bell rang .
Later, when the white boys were questioned about what happened they replied, “ It was just a game of KKK ”
This is not the first time that Kyron has been discriminated against .
“ Kyron and his older siblings have been discriminated against many times before ”
His parents stood up for him and took action.
A Way to Help…
Kyron ’ s parents were not at all happy with the way the school responded to the game of “ KKK ”
Kyron ’ s parents contacted the ACLU(American Civil Liberties Union) and then filed a complaint with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.
Over the past year, the Tyrons and the school district worked together to develop a plan to provide a better environment for students of color.
Thoughts On The Situation…
I think the situation with Kyron was horrible
It was very racist and I never thought eighth grade boys would do such a horrible thing.
I was so shocked by this and could not believe it.
I think that the boys who did this to Kyron should definitely be expelled. I think that Kyron should go to counseling to talk to someone about this situation.
The principle of the school should talk to the entire district about racism and behavior.
" I just want the nightmare to be over and to go back to being a teenager, " said Kyron . " If what I experienced somehow ends up helping someone else, I will be happy ."
“ Michigan School District Takes Action to Stop Racism After Black Student is Attacked in “KKK Game” American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU) <http://www.aclu.org/studentsrights/discrim/12844prs20040519.html>