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NAACP calls for anti-bullying measures after ‘racially insensitive’ incident at Vineyard summer camp – Boston News, Weather, Sports – Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts 2021-09-25 20:10:31 –

The NAACP’s Martha’s Viniard branch has set state guidelines to prevent bullying after the “racially insensitive” incident earlier in the year when two white children allegedly strapped around the necks of black children. Seeking day care to follow.

Two white boys, eight and nine, left a mark around the neck of an eight-year-old black boy at the Chillmark Community Center in July, police said. The camp expelled two white boys, but said it found no evidence that the attack was racially motivated.

According to President Arthur Hardy Doubleday, the local NAACP conducted its own investigation, but was not allowed to interview the parents and counselors of the child accused at the camp, and the attack was racially motivated. I couldn’t even conclude that it was done.

“What we found was that the event was not racist,” said Hardy Doubleday. “I can’t answer the question of intent, but it’s enough to know that a child, regardless of race, wouldn’t have had the opportunity to wrap a rope around another child’s neck.”

Camp officials did not respond to requests for comment. Hardy-Doubleday said the NAACP wanted to present their findings to Chilmark’s city administration committee, one of the attackers was bullying a black child, and Daymark to fight school bullying. Said that it was necessary to follow the rules of the state.

“We believe that if these measures were taken, this bullying would have been caught before it became a problem,” Hardy Doubleday said.

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