I can’t seem to contain my frustration any longer. I especially feel this seething rage deep inside because I have two little ones I need to protect. And protect I will.
Like a fucking Tyrannosaurus Rex.
I read about a young lady named Whitney Kropp in Michigan who goes to high school. Recently, there was an election for class representative in the Homecoming Court. This young lady won for the sophomore class. She was elated until she found out the truth on why she won…
Such a beautiful young lady
Not because she’s got a ton of friends, which she might-I’m not assuming anything here.
Not because she is beautiful, which she really is.
But because the students were playing a practical joke on her. She was voted as the class representative because the students made voting for her a prank.
Afterward, the “male” representative from her class withdrew his position, leaving this girl without someone to stand with.
Is she alone? Hell no because the community she lives in STOOD UP AND STUCK BY HER SIDE when this became public knowledge.
A parent (not hers) found out about this incident and posted the story on her blog. Then this parent created a Facebook page called Support Whitney Kropp. Shortly after that, a petition on Change.org.was put up. All people who were standing up to bullying and those bullies that still think it’s o.k. to hurt, tease and make fun of others. Like the cowards they are.
Remember what happened when the chaperone who was bullied and it was recorded on the bus? People saw the video and responded with support and donations. She’s retired and sitting pretty on a sweet pile of money raised by strangers who didn’t want her to have to work with those kids again.
The community rallied and got Whitney a dress, tiara, shoes, professional hair, makeup and nail services for her and has bought her dinner for the evening of homecoming. According to news reports, she is expected to appear at the football game. The lesson here is standing up to those bullies with your head high and that’s exactly what this community wants Whitney to do. What any community would want someone who was bullied to do.
Bullying is getting out of hand. This situation was probably helped before something would’ve happened. Too many other stories about bullying end in children committing suicide. Each one I hear makes me wish I would’ve done something. Here is where I’m grateful for social media. Sometimes the unity created online can speak with the sound of a million voices. The Facebook page started with 4,000 fans within hours of it’s launch. Right now, the current tally of fans to Support Whitney Kropp is at 42,125, double its number from last night when I, myself, became a fan.
If only the social media was around way back when in history. Think of how many horrible events we could’ve avoided by the power of community.
Bullies are nothing but modern-day Nazis. People hurting other people for no reason. People who cause suffering, tragedies and death with their words and actions. And it needs to stop NOW.
If you would like to be a part of the community on the Facebook page created for Whitney, go here.
If you would like to sign the petition created for Whitney and others who have been bullied, go here.