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What If You Had an Anti-Bullying Dream and the Entire School Was There?

10:55 am - 04/06/2012
The Most Anti-Bullying School We’ve Ever Seen
Last week, the student body at Cypress Ranch High School came together to create a anti-bullying video to the song “Who Do U Think U R?,” a song written and sung by student Kaitlyn K. The project was filmed and performed entirely by the students in Cypress, TX.

Source 1, Source 2, Source 3.

something in my eye

ETA: This is their entry in the Great American No Bull Challenge. If you like it, go vote for them.
yeats 6th-Apr-2012 06:23 pm (UTC)
love the video but "The Most Anti-Bullying School We’ve Ever Seen"? this is the same district where asher brown was driven to suicide by bullying two years ago. i hope that this is the legacy he leaves to everyone in cypress, and that there really has been a change in the climate there.

Edited at 2012-04-06 06:23 pm (UTC)
crossfire 6th-Apr-2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
Same district, different school. Do you know if the school Asher went to (Hamilton) feeds into Cypress Ranch? If it does it's entirely possible he could have inspired this, which would be kind of awesome.
angelofdeath275 6th-Apr-2012 07:23 pm (UTC)
gonna hijack this post so that everyone can vote yes to this:

crossfire 6th-Apr-2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
Works for me. :)

If we do shenanigans this week you should mention it there too. And I bet the mods would let a post about this through too...
nikoel 6th-Apr-2012 09:44 pm (UTC)
I so hope she gets it. It would be the coolest!
spiffynamehere 6th-Apr-2012 07:29 pm (UTC)
The kitties speak for me.
lickbrains 6th-Apr-2012 07:51 pm (UTC)
All the awards.
angelus7988 6th-Apr-2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
Maybe I'm just cynical, but without knowing a thing about this school, I am extremely skeptical of any school changing its culture so dramatically as to make bullying unacceptable, given the degree to which those at the top of social hierarchies--who have considerable influence on school culture--can be an ignored class of bullies. Discussions of bullying always seem to focus on the violent, masculine forms of bullying that fits into the narrative a brute who comes from a broken home and is therefore just as much of a victim as the kid he torments while ignoring the more feminine, social bullies--the ones with the most influence on what is or is not acceptable. Bullies are not always victims. Sometimes they simply do it because there are no consequences. This is something that I have a lot of feelings about, so apologies for the rant.
crossfire 7th-Apr-2012 07:46 pm (UTC)
No, I get it. I don't know anything about the school either, beyond what a quick bit of research turned up (see first comment thread). I don't know if this is genuine or not, but speaking as someone who was bullied (I literally do not remember my three years in Junior High, that's how bad it was) this effort did touch me in a way I don't think I ever have been touched. IDK, I'm probably projecting WAAAAAYYYYY too much.
cuterabbit33 6th-Apr-2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
Good on them, and doing my best not to be cynical about it. I was really impressed by how good the song was, it's something I wouldn't mind having on my Ipod.
vesteves40 7th-Apr-2012 12:38 am (UTC)
I graduated HS from Cypress-Creek (same district) and from what I've heard, Cy-Ranch and Cy-Wood tend to be slightly more pro-gay than other schools in the same district like Cy-Fair (full of white, country people)

I like that they a lot of people in the school seem to have participated. I am sure it took a lot of coordination to pull it off.
crossfire 7th-Apr-2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
Tag removed.
crossfire 8th-Apr-2012 07:47 am (UTC)
Crud, it's not letting me delete the tag, not through the tag editor nor through the edit entry function. I honestly thought I'd deleted the tag, and I'm sorry I can't. I'll let the mods know, maybe they can help.

I tried to delete the tag first thing this morning before going on errands all day (I just got back now), and I was in a hurry but I wanted to get it done because I didn't want to leave it up any longer than I already had. I'm not sure what more you were expecting; I'm trying to be as responsive as I can.
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