Today is Beat Up A White Kid Day in the Cleveland schools

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In some cultures, May 1st is a celebration of spring. Parties are held, poles are decorated with ribbon, and kids get off of school. In Cleveland, some students might be staying home today too – but in their case it has nothing to do with springtime celebrations. In these parts of the woods, May 1st is known by a different name: “Beat Up a White Kid Day.” The holiday – if one can call it that – has been going on for years. Some claim the event started as a result of desegregation tensions in the schools. Others say the day was started in retaliation for the Rodney King beatings. But its long been known as a day for minorities to avenge alleged wrongs done to them by whites. And as a result, it’s a day that many white children in the Cleveland schools call in sick...
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