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Children, Love, and School: EmbraceRace Yesterday at 12:00 PM Because treating people fairly often means treating them differently Equality Equity calvstarose Because treating people fairly often means treating them differently aloneindarknes7 This is something that I teach my students during the first week of school and they understand it. Eight year olds can understand this and all it costs is a box of band-aids I have each students pretend they got hurt and need 30 I have each students pretend they got hurt and need a band-aid. Children love band-aids. I ask the first one where they are hurt. If he says his finger, I put the band- aid on his finger. Then I ask the second one where they are hurt. No matter what that child says, I put the band- aid on their finger exactly like the first child. I keep doing that through the whole class. No matter where they say their pretend injury is, Ido the same thing I did with the first one. After they all have band-aids in the same spot, I ask if that actually helped any of them other than the first child. I say, "Well, I helped all of you the same! You all have one band-aid!" And they'll try to get me to understand that they were hurt somewhere else. I act like l'm just now understanding it. Then I explain, "There might be moments this year where some of you get different things because you need them differently, just like you needed a band-aid in a different spot." If at any time any of my students ask why one student has a different assignment, or gets taken out of the class for a subject, or gets another teacher to come in and help them throughout the year, I remind my students of the band-aids they got at the start of the school year and they stop complaining. That's why eight year olds can understand equity Fuente: citizenshipandsocialjustice 30 Why is it hard to understand?

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Being Alone, Family, and Parents: Balloon Boy The Untold Stor <p><a href="https://ren-of-rationality.tumblr.com/post/176000159280/libertarirynn-this-is-mind-blowing-theres-a" class="tumblr_blog">ren-of-rationality</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/175977121284/this-is-mind-blowing-theres-a-good-chance" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>This is mind blowing. There’s a good chance “Balloon Boy” from back in 2009 wasn’t actually an intentional hoax at all and this family got screwed over by the justice system and lied about by the media 😳</p> <p>Follow up: <a href="https://youtu.be/Axgyj7g5XZY">https://youtu.be/Axgyj7g5XZY</a></p> </blockquote> <p>I don’t know, I always thought that the most damning evidence against them was the kid’s slip up during the interview, which interestingly enough is the evidence he seemed to gloss over more than the others.  The excuse given by this kid wasn’t just “not a great excuse” it makes no sense.  </p> <p>The kid states that someone asked him vaguely “so what happened about this balloon thing” shortly after he’d spoken to someone else about where he was hiding.  That’s not what happened though, when this kid slips up his parents asked him, “Didn’t you hear us calling for you?” then when he nods yes, they ask “well why didn’t you come out?”  Then the kids answers, “<b>You guys said</b>, we did this for the show.” </p> <figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="459" data-orig-height="344" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FwI6UONWCq7A"><iframe width="540" height="405" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wI6UONWCq7A?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure><p>All of which is very different than what the kid’s saying happened in his later excuse. </p> </blockquote> <p>Yes and the video addresses this. It is a weird slip but being that it’s pretty much the only evidence that still stands up and it *is* still the word of a sleep deprived six-year-old who may not have even fully understood the question, especially since they *have* been on shows before, I don’t think that alone is enough to show beyond reasonable doubt that’s a hoax.</p>

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Af, Being Alone, and America: There is a biker gang from Arizona who help keep child abuse victims safe while the child's abuser is prosecuted, including guarding their houses at night person is not yet in jail and attending court with the child, shielding them so they don't have to look at their abuser Ultrafacts.tumblr.com <p><a href="https://mjaydziarand.tumblr.com/post/175493196475/instructor144-bowtomypointlesswords" class="tumblr_blog">mjaydziarand</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://instructor144.tumblr.com/post/175214147721/bowtomypointlesswords-hurtlittleboy" class="tumblr_blog">instructor144</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://bowtomypointlesswords.tumblr.com/post/175112935645/hurtlittleboy-bama-5sos-copperbadge" class="tumblr_blog">bowtomypointlesswords</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://hurtlittleboy.tumblr.com/post/171593202673/bama-5sos-copperbadge-drgaellon" class="tumblr_blog">hurtlittleboy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://bama-5sos.tumblr.com/post/163003043369/copperbadge-drgaellon-racethewind10" class="tumblr_blog">bama-5sos</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://copperbadge.tumblr.com/post/156508214295/drgaellon-racethewind10" class="tumblr_blog">copperbadge</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://drgaellon.tumblr.com/post/156472902049/racethewind10-rowsdower-saves-us" class="tumblr_blog">drgaellon</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://racethewind10.tumblr.com/post/145514956456">racethewind10</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://rowsdower-saves-us.tumblr.com/post/145511404983">rowsdower-saves-us</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://your-uncle-dave.tumblr.com/post/145510671699">your-uncle-dave</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://tinyfloatingwhales.tumblr.com/post/145433359290">tinyfloatingwhales</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kikithegirl.tumblr.com/post/139832743451">kikithegirl</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://uriesays.tumblr.com/post/128608926276">uriesays</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://clatterbane.tumblr.com/post/127594082088">clatterbane</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://haydengise.tumblr.com/post/117367190509">haydengise</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ultrafacts.tumblr.com/post/116782475471">ultrafacts</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://groovypirate.tumblr.com/post/114871909793">groovypirate</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bee-the-gatekeeper.tumblr.com/post/114860323866">bee-the-gatekeeper</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://chauvinistsushi.tumblr.com/post/73285652489">chauvinistsushi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bebinn.tumblr.com/post/73284898219">bebinn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://hellkatsally.tumblr.com/post/69155245631">hellkatsally</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ultrafacts.tumblr.com/post/69123997330">ultrafacts</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.azcentral.com%2Fnews%2Fazliving%2Farticles%2F2012%2F07%2F13%2F20120713bikers-against-child-abuse-make-abuse-victims-feel-safe.html&amp;t=ODM0YmNlZjU1OGQ0N2M4OWViZTc3ODJmMWQ2YTc3MDdjNDVlZjhmZCxkdXJXRXFBdg%3D%3D">Source</a> </p> </blockquote> <p>These dudes are fucking legit.  They don’t just show up one day in court, either, they actually make friends with the kids and let them know they have a support system and that there are people in the world who care about them and will always have their back.  And less important, but also cool, is that the few times a couple of them have come into my cafe, they’ve been super friendly and polite and when I told one of the guys that I noticed his Bikers Against Child Abuse patch and wanted him to know how awesome I thought he was because of it, he got kind of shy and blushed and said, “The kids are the awesome ones, we just let them know they’re allowed to be brave.”</p> </blockquote> <p>The source is long, but so, so good. These men and women are available in 36 states, 24 hours a day to stand guard at home, in court, at school, even if the child has a nightmare. Many of them are survivors of childhood abuse as well, and know what it’s like to feel scared and alone.</p> <blockquote> <p>In court that day, the judge asked the boy, “Are you afraid?” No, the boy said.</p> <p>Pipes says the judge seemed surprised, and asked, “Why not?”</p> <p>The boy glanced at Pipes and the other bikers sitting in the front row, two more standing on each side of the courtroom door, and told the judge, “Because my friends are scarier than he is.”</p> </blockquote> </blockquote> <p>Actual tears.. hnngh</p> </blockquote> <p>Show me more of people like this, world. I give up on humans too easily.</p> </blockquote> <p>where do i sign up for this,i want to be in this gang</p> </blockquote> <p><figure data-orig-height="157" data-orig-width="236" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/63a3564117b89dcd6dab6fe98fd97299/tumblr_inline_nn1a6bdPLL1rxwfvw_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/83faa038a9f7185dd81df5e54ac8960e/tumblr_inline_p7gsh7cjg61s60xxc_540.jpg" class="" data-orig-height="157" data-orig-width="236" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/63a3564117b89dcd6dab6fe98fd97299/tumblr_inline_nn1a6bdPLL1rxwfvw_540.jpg"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="168" data-orig-width="300" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7e4ea07a629fa2f84687cb2640d733c2/tumblr_inline_nn1a6jblzo1rxwfvw_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cc39dc5e60dd28cc3520f709000d7aa4/tumblr_inline_p7gsh7v2MP1s60xxc_540.jpg" class="" data-orig-height="168" data-orig-width="300" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7e4ea07a629fa2f84687cb2640d733c2/tumblr_inline_nn1a6jblzo1rxwfvw_540.jpg"/></figure></p> </blockquote> <p>This is fucking amazing. It may be out of character for me to say this but rock on</p> </blockquote> <p><em>Bikers Against Child Abuse was founded in 1995 by a Native American child psychologist whose ride name is Chief, when he came across a young boy who had been subjected to extreme abuse and was too afraid to leave his house. He called the boy to reach out to him, but the only thing that seemed to interest the child was Chief’s bike. Soon, some 20 bikers went to the boy’s neighborhood and were able to draw him out of his house for the first time in weeks.</em></p> <em>Chief’s thesis was that a child who has been abused by an adult can benefit psychologically from the presence of even more intimidating adults that they know are on their side. “When we tell a child they don’t have to be afraid, they believe us,” Arizona biker Pipes told azcentral.com. “When we tell them we will be there for them, they believe us.”</em><br/>( <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fm.huffpost.com%2Fus%2Fentry%2F1681351&amp;t=ZTM1Y2Q0YjlkZTc2NTFmMDE2YmMwOWVkMDU0OTJmNWNjMWVhNTdmOSxkdXJXRXFBdg%3D%3D">Article</a>) <p><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fbacaworld.org%2Ffaqs%2F&amp;t=YTIzNDI5NzgyYWZiYzBhMmZjMGE3MWE1NWFkMmEyMTM3OTgxNTJiMSxkdXJXRXFBdg%3D%3D">More about BACA</a>, from their site</p> </blockquote> <p>My parents are a part of this organization and they are metal af</p> <p><br/>They go on runs to protect the child if they feel even the slightest threatened no matter where. If the child needs them to go on vacation with them, they do. Bikers come from across the nation to watch over and take shifts for these kids. And the best part is once you’re adopted into this family as a BACA kid, you’re always one. Even when you’re 40 and the perp gets released from jail, they’ll come meet with you and find your best options for avoiding the person and maintaining the life you’ve built for yourself. Once a BACA child, always a BACA child. In Florida, there’s 100% rate for identifying the perp based on the child’s testimony. Why? Because BACA stands with the child and supports the child so they feel comfortable enough to point out their attacker. </p> <p><br/>What’s better than a badass biker gang being on your side???</p> </blockquote> <p>NATIVE AMERICAN CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST WHO IS A BIKER AND NAMED HIMSELF CHIEF HELL YES I’M HERE FOR THAT AND BIKERS BEING BAD ASS TO PROTECT KIDS. HELL YEAH.</p> </blockquote> <p>it’s back! I will always reblog BACA</p> </blockquote> <p>Damn good people.</p> </blockquote> <p>I know they wouldn’t consider themselves such, but these people are freaking heroes and the world is a better place because of them. </p> </blockquote> <p>Hey folks, it talks about this in the article but its not mentioned in this post, BACA is a 501 © (3) charity that depends in part on donations to help pay for stuff like gas for their bikes. If you want to help, consider <a href="http://bacaworld.org/merchandise/">donating.</a> </p> </blockquote> <p><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/m4NhE35_wP-galEMhhRsY0A">@copperbadge</a> You like posting about heroes, Sam. Seems like this would be up your alley.</p> </blockquote> <p>I love these folks! I’ve reblogged them before but it’s wonderful to see the donation information has been added. </p> </blockquote> <p>Always reblog. Keep doing what you’re doing y'all.</p> </blockquote> <p>Guys? This post changed my life. I saw this post. Forever ago. And thought it was only in america… and wished desperately that they could help me. But then I saw it again, during a bad episode, and checked their site. They aren’t just in the USA</p> <p>They’re in Canada as well and probably other countries. I met and talked with a native guy who runs the place near me. His name is Shaman. I got in, and I’m considered a BACA child now. Despite being 17, turning 18 when I talked to them. They spent time with me when my abuser was over, they gave me therapy resources. They give you something called a ‘level 1′ where they go to your house with as many bikers as they can, i shit you not a solid 20-40 bikers came from even out of province, and met me. I got to choose my biker name and I got a vest with patches on it and my name on it. They all hugged a Teddybear before giving it to me, and told me if I ever felt the BACA bear was running out of love, to give them a call and they’d refill it for me, and then I got a ride on one of their bikes. Just a day or so ago I went to an annual party with them and they we ate food one of them cooked and had a lot of laughs. </p> <p>I’ve never felt as loved as I did being a part of the BACA family. They also gave me dog tags with the names, and phone numbers of my 2 workers.  So I can call them whenever I feel scared. </p> <h2>BACA is an absolutely wonderful group that will do everything in it’s power to help any child whos been abused. </h2> <p>And it doesn’t end when you’re 18 either. As long as you get in contact/get your level 1 before you’re 18? you’re ALWAYS a BACA kid. I’m 18 now and they still invite me to parties, ask me if I’m okay, and are there for me. They’re still trying to find me resources for therapy. </p> <h2>BACA has changed my fucking life. </h2> <p>I hope you all can read this, and reblog it knowing from someone who fucking been with them, that they are absolutely amazing. </p> </blockquote> <p>This is truly amazing, I’m so glad people like this exist</p> </blockquote> <p>This needs to be reblogged. Because.</p> </blockquote> <p>Always reblog BACA. <br/></p> </blockquote>

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