How many times have you heard the term, “Fight! Fight!” or “Girl fight!” on campus where you attend school? Weekly, daily, or more frequently? Then it seems as if everyone rushes to where the fight is happening to watch. Some kids actively get involved by getting some punches in. Some egg it on, yelling for their favorite fighter. Some video record and upload the YouTube, but many stand by and watch.
You watch your normally bubbly child sluggishly get into the car after school. Your parent radar kicks in and you know something is wrong. Is she sick? Does she have a lot of homework? You ask her probing questions and finally through tears she tells you she has been pushed around all day, yelled at and called names from the other kids in school.
It’s her first day of second grade. She is excited. She is wearing her first store bought dress. She is going to an all-white school rather than the Indian school, and she has a lunch pail. Little does she know how important this day would be for her.