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  •  Boys behaving in the absence (8+ / 0-)

    of any kind of good behavior among those who are supposed to be helping them develop into socially acceptable people. "It takes a village....", and the village in this case is football crazed.

    I blame the boys first, and the rest of the village in the next millisecond.

    Moderation in most things.

    by billmosby on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 08:29:55 AM PST

    •  Clearly the boys are responsible (7+ / 0-)

      for their own behaiour.

      Quite why they behaved that way is a real problem

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      by twigg on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 08:41:06 AM PST

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      •  I have a bit of personal insight on this kind of (8+ / 0-)


        When I was in 6th grade, in 1960 or so, there was a group of kids who would go on to be football stars and their hangers-on (including cheerleaders, for one thing). They were already being groomed for their new status by parents and at least one teacher. At one point I encountered some of that group of kids out in the woods near the school one day (on a Saturday, I think) and was put through some kind of physical and sexual harassment that I only remember some details of at this point.  During that school year I and several others not in the privileged class were bullied and humiliated in class by the proto football star and the teacher I mentioned above. To the delight of the proto cheerleaders.

        They did go on to be high school heroes, and I and others just went on with our lives since there was no sensitivity about stuff like that back then. I have mostly forgotten about it but tend to remember details when stories like this surface.

        It's been going on for a long time, but now social media is helping to shed a little light on it, and that's good.

        Moderation in most things.

        by billmosby on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 09:16:23 AM PST

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