Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Police Called To School After 9-Year-Old Says The Word 'Brownies' Watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    http://www.americanow.com/story/soci...d-brownies?amp

    Police were called to a New Jersey elementary school after a 9-year-old student said, "Brownies," while talking about snacks, his mother alleged.

    Another student reportedly misinterpreted the comment and thought it was said in a racist way, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. A teacher subsequently called police.

    Attachment 682432
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    :facepalm:
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    What the hell?

    This is legit the most stupidest thing I've heard all week.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    No brownie points for the student.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Lmao.

    The most pathetic thing isn't the fact it was misinterpreted, it's the fact that one would call the police because someone said a mean word to them.
    Online

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Since when did we call the police for racist language? I'm pretty sure that they have better things to do than police thoughtcrime.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    Blacks, whites, yellows, browns, stating a fact isn't offensive. Its almost like these people are ashamed to be the colour that they are.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    Surprised he wasn't taken into custardy.


    I'm here all week guys
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Name:  IMG_1204.JPG
Views: 38
Size:  30.1 KB
    • Community Assistant
    • Political Ambassador
    Online

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Who the hell calls the police on a 9-year-old?! :sigh:

    If the child was stealing, selling illegal things or committing a violent crime, I would understand. But for racism because the child spoke about cake? What kind of person misinterprets brownies, a popular dessert, for a racist slang? 'My mother made some brownies yesterday and they were delicious!' - totally racist slang, right? :facepalm:

    What was the police even going to do? Sentence the 9-year-old to being grounded for a month? :rolleyes:
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    It is indeed unfortunate, if this story is accurate, for a 9 year old to be questioned by the police about this. There is this panic that sets in among people, unreasonably, at times, in other circumstances-merely speaking Arabic on plane or a language nowhere near Arabic that sounds foreign, is enough to get a person, man, woman or child-kicked off a plane, have that plane diverted, and sent back to the airport. Merely being seen with a book in Arabic and reading it, well, it has yielded the same result.

    Ironically, at least in the U.S., allegations and issues of racism against racial minorities are most frequently NOT taken with any degree seriousness. However, allegations against racial minorities, well, even laying flat on the ground with your hands up while trying to comfort a patient you are treating, still is NOT enough to NOT be shot. None of the above injustices, however, justify, excuse or make it okay to go after the little boy in this case, but it just shows how crazy things can get in a world such as this.



    (Original post by Dodgypirate)
    http://www.americanow.com/story/soci...d-brownies?amp

    Police were called to a New Jersey elementary school after a 9-year-old student said, "Brownies," while talking about snacks, his mother alleged.

    Another student reportedly misinterpreted the comment and thought it was said in a racist way, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. A teacher subsequently called police.

    Attachment 682432
    • Community Assistant
    • Welcome Squad
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    What a waste of police time :angry:

    (Original post by Michiyo)
    Who the hell calls the police on a 9-year-old?! :sigh:

    If the child was stealing, selling illegal things or committing a violent crime, I would understand. But for racism because the child spoke about cake? What kind of person misinterprets brownies, a popular dessert, for a racist slang? 'My mother made some brownies yesterday and they were delicious!' - totally racist slang, right? :facepalm:

    What was the police even going to do? Sentence the 9-year-old to being grounded for a month? :rolleyes:
    The world has gone a bit mad, right?
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    Philadelphia? California is dumb enough for that sort of thing, but Philadelphia?
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Why do the police have to be involved... Even if it was racist the kid is 9 get the Headteacher to sort it out not the police.

    Waste of police time
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    That's American police alright, they do shot without thinking so....yeah
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    Collingswood Police Chief Kevin Carey stated during a meeting with school officials that they should report incidents to police, including cases “as minor as a simple name-calling incident that the school would typically handle internally.”
    This incident is ridiculous, but it does seems like the police want to be bothered by this. I'm guessing they'd rather avoid dealing with armed robbers by saying they were busy dealing with schoolkids.

    Since the meeting, officers have been called to the school as often as five times per day.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    Where's the international mass media firestorm over this? If the cops were called after a 'brownie' said "bon bon" we wouldn't hear the end of it, amiright?
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    It is a good thing the child didn't mention his predeliction for tarts.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Could tell instantly from the title b4 even reading this thread that it occured in the U.S. Only stupid news comes from their side.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    What do you think would have happened if he said " dark chocolate" instead?
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Should Spain allow Catalonia to declare independence?
    Useful resources
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.