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Sun Mar 19, 2017, 02:55 AM

Kids on winning robotics team told, 'Go back to Mexico'

Source: MSN/USA Today

INDIANAPOLIS The day should have been one of glory and celebration for five fourth-graders.

The Pleasant Run Elementary students had just won a robotics challenge at Plainfield High School, and the students new to bot competition this year were one step closer to the Vex IQ State Championship.

The team is made up of 9- and 10-year-olds. Two are African American and three are Latino.

As the group, called the Pleasant Run PantherBots, and their parents left the challenge last month in Plainfield, Ind., competing students from other Indianapolis-area schools and their parents were waiting for them in the parking lot. Go back to Mexico! two or three kids screamed at their brown-skin peers and their parents, according to some who were there.

Read more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/kids-on-winning-robotics-team-told-go-back-to-mexico/ar-BByhOLx?li=BBnb7Kz



The thing is how can you discipline the students who made some comments when the response will be that they are acting Presidential and taking their cues from the President? If the President can act like this, how can you hold children to a higher standard of behavior?

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Reply Kids on winning robotics team told, 'Go back to Mexico' (Original post)
TomCADem Mar 19 OP
shraby Mar 19 #1
d_r Mar 19 #12
democrank Mar 19 #2
riversedge Mar 19 #4
riversedge Mar 19 #3
democratisphere Mar 19 #5
Warpy Mar 19 #6
Thor_MN Mar 19 #10
paleotn Mar 19 #13
Warpy Mar 19 #23
Thor_MN Mar 19 #24
elehhhhna Mar 19 #29
Thor_MN Mar 19 #35
nocalflea Mar 19 #7
Charles Bukowski Mar 19 #8
lame54 Mar 19 #9
GeoWilliam750 Mar 19 #11
paleotn Mar 19 #14
MissKat Mar 19 #15
dalton99a Mar 19 #16
left-of-center2012 Mar 19 #17
Fast Walker 52 Mar 19 #18
3catwoman3 Mar 19 #28
Fast Walker 52 Mar 19 #33
Fast Walker 52 Mar 19 #19
weissmam Mar 19 #20
world wide wally Mar 19 #21
AgadorSparticus Mar 19 #22
GWC58 Mar 19 #30
warmfeet Mar 19 #25
samnsara Mar 19 #26
redstatebluegirl Mar 19 #27
GWC58 Mar 19 #31
yurbud Mar 19 #32
Lucinda Mar 19 #34
Cha Mar 20 #36
Gothmog Mar 20 #37

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 03:08 AM

1. I they were my children acting like that, they'd know immediately they are held to a

higher standard of behavior. In no uncertain terms.

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Response to shraby (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 08:02 AM

12. It was parents!!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 03:11 AM

2. I'm so proud of these kids.

Three cheers for Pleasant Run PantherBots!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 03:36 AM

3. Says parents were with these kids. shame.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 03:37 AM

5. Get rid of our child president through impeach and replace.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 03:48 AM

6. They should have been eliminated from further competition on the spot

This is probably what they're learning at home from their Trumper daddies.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 04:34 AM

10. You mean their Trumper parents or did you intend to be sexist?

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 08:59 AM

13. Doubt that was the intent...

Polls show men favor shit stain at a far higher rate than women, so to say it's probably their fathers is a safe bet. Particularly in a place like Indiana.

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 03:01 PM

23. No, I'm recognizing his core support is among white males.

Sometimes a statistical norm is only a statistical norm.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #23)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 05:35 PM

24. So 12% is enough you to call out...

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #24)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 07:32 PM

29. Are you the white dude police? Stay on topic, eh?

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Response to elehhhhna (Reply #29)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:10 PM

35. No, I just recognize hypocrisy when I see it.

What topic is it that you want to enforce on me?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 03:54 AM

7. Indiana - (the home of Mike Pence ) " We don't need no innovation - unless it comes from God "

(He's white and don't you ever forget it.)

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 03:55 AM

8. The PantherBots should be an inspiration to us all.

 

Not only did these kids not let the taunts get to them, they continued winning and will now be completing in a world championship next month.

They demolished the evil Deplorables in the most perfect way possible - - by whipping their asses (figuratively). My hats off to them.


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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 04:32 AM

9. The first part of this story makes you sick but the second part...

Makes you cheer

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 05:00 AM

11. Many congratulations to the kids!

I think there are a large number of people who could use a few intensive sessions with Miss Manners.



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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:01 AM

14. Well, just taunt away, deplorables....

You still lost. They won! Congrates PantherBots!!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:38 AM

15. From Raylan...some thoughtful thinking

If you run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole. If you run into assholes all day, you're the asshole.
― Raylan Givens Justified

These kids ran into some assholes.
And you know what, we've had assholes at competitions since Grok beat out Thag for Uma and took her to his cave.

It's what we are.

Let's not give this any more than it's due. Let's not raise this to new heights. It's bad manners and those people were assholes.

They're just trying to find a way to make the "snowflake lib-tards" upset.

The real story is this-- "Cool, smart, terrific kids laugh at stupid assholes because the cool kids get to go to the next stage of the competition."

There's no reason to make this a big deal. Assholes are assholes.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:06 AM

16. More racist garbage from losers whose only achievement in life is being white

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:31 AM

17. ... said team leader Elijah Goodwin, 10:

Its not going to affect us at all. Im not surprised because Im used to this kind of behavior.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #17)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:36 AM

18. great attitude!

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #18)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 07:22 PM

28. But how sad that he...

...is used to it.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #28)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 08:48 PM

33. definitely.... SMH

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:47 AM

19. the Trump effect... so messed up

I live near Plainfield, and I apologize on behalf of the Indianapolis area.

Congrats to the Pantherbots!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:49 AM

20. my opinion

Racists have an inferiority complex and misogynists either are afraid of women or have small "dicks" and need to compensate

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 01:45 PM

21. So, the minority kids were smarter and the white kids (parents) were sore losers.

I hope that is the lesson they took home with them

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 03:00 PM

22. I don't care if the POTUS acts as a jackass. We teach our children it is not acceptable behavior.

I talk to my kids about our so called potus. Especially my older one. We talk about racism, sexism, and xenophobia. We talk about the disaster that is trump. I educate them in what NOT to be, NOT to do, and what NOT to accept.

I then show them Trudeau and Merkel and explain THAT is what leadership looks like. THAT is what diplomacy looks like. THAT is what human decency looks like.

I don't paint solely rainbows and sunshine for my kids. They need to learn the world around them but in a guided way.

America is a great and wonderful country. But we are far from perfect.

Those kids that made those vile remarks need to be reprimanded. We have an obligation to educate them just as much as we have an obligation to protect kids from harassment, bullying, racism, misogyny, etc.

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Response to AgadorSparticus (Reply #22)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 07:41 PM

30. I wouldn't say Trump is the last

person to look to as a role model. His name would not be mentioned, period!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:51 PM

25. Congratulations PantherBots!

The remainder of the story makes me sad. That is not the world I want to live in.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 07:01 PM

26. these 9-10 yr olds are more mature...

..than the president!!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 07:05 PM

27. We lived in Indiana for 5 years, this doesn't surprise me one bit.

The Klan and their ilk are strong in that state. In some ways I feel it is worse than Oklahoma.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 07:43 PM

31. Congrats!

And not everyone is like those knuckleheaded knuckle draggers!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 08:16 PM

32. "and then their robot kicked that guys ass."

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:26 PM

34. KNR

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:19 AM

36. Sour Grape Racists.. And the objects of their wrath rise

above like the winners they are.

Love trumps hate.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:11 AM

37. Deplorables are idiots

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