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rockdawg21
12-01-2009, 05:45 PM
In Britain, they refer to red-haired people as "gingers" and South Park was making fun of it with an episode a few years ago, but some kids actually acted on it. South Park was pretty much the ones who introduced the term in the U.S.

The hatred is known as "gingerism (http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geu8aRVRVLQX0AXTtXNyoA?p=gingerism&fr2=sb-top&fr=moz35&sao=1)" and as you can tell from the link, there's a lot of sites out there describing it.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091130/ap_on_re_us/us_redhead_assaults;_ylt=AkiREkEYHBo4x3PbtdJ_vTZvz wcF;_ylu=X3oDMTJncGJyNGpzBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMDkxMTMwL 3VzX3JlZGhlYWRfYXNzYXVsdHMEcG9zAzQEc2VjA3luX21vc3R fcG9wdWxhcgRzbGsDM2JveXNkZXRhaW5l


3 boys detained for Calif. 'Ginger Day' attacks

By ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press Writer Robert Jablon, Associated Press Writer Mon Nov 30, 4:57 pm ET

LOS ANGELES Three boys were booked on suspicion of bullying or kicking red-haired students at a middle school when a "Kick a Ginger Day" prank inspired by a "South Park" episode got out of hand, authorities said Monday.

A 13-year-old boy was detained last week for investigation of threatening to inflict injury by means of electronic communication essentially, cyberbullying. Two 12-year-olds were booked for battery on school property, Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said.

The three suspects, whose identities were not released because of their ages, were booked Wednesday and released to their parents. They could face misdemeanor charges, but it was unclear when the case might be submitted for possible prosecution, Whitmore said.

Four girls and three boys reported that schoolmates shoved or kicked them on Nov. 20 at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas, an affluent suburb of Los Angeles.

No serious injuries were reported. Most incidents involved a single person kicking a student's shoe or leg, but one youngster was bruised when three or four boys confronted him at once, said Donald Zimring, superintendent of the Las Virgenes Unified School District.

He may have been kicked in the groin or head while on the ground, although accounts differ, Zimring said.

"Any time a youngster gets hurt because of a thoughtless act ... there ought to be consequences," Zimring said.

Assemblies were held Monday at the school to discuss the incident.

Investigators said the attacks apparently were inspired by a 2005 episode of "South Park" that parodied racial prejudice by having the character Cartman incite a hate campaign against freckled, red-haired "ginger kids."

The episode apparently inspired the 13-year-old to send his friends a Facebook message declaring "Kick a Ginger Day," Zimring said.

Most students ignored or deplored the message and some sent "Protect a Ginger Day" counter-messages, but a dozen or so students apparently acted on the joke, Zimring said.

The students involved were facing discipline ranging from picking up school trash to five-day suspensions. None will be expelled, Zimring said.

"The youngsters involved understand that this was not acceptable, and they have made various forms of apology and contrition," Zimring said.

For those who haven't seen the episode, here's a clip describing "ginger kids":
http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/103645

For the full episode:
http://www.southparkstudios.com/episodes/103676

County Mike
12-01-2009, 05:46 PM
We need a special day to kick redheads?

Ooops.

rockdawg21
12-01-2009, 05:47 PM
Tyburn, what's up with all the ginger hatred in Britain?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hair#Gingerism_.28prejudice.2Fdiscrimination_t owards_redheads.29

Bonnie
12-01-2009, 06:18 PM
That's terrible! Forget the five-day suspension; that would be play-time for them.

Send them to Angola and put them on the chain gang.

At the very least strap them to the flag pole where everybody can see them with a big sign that says, "Say 'hi' to Stupid".

J.B.
12-01-2009, 07:04 PM
http://media.ebaumsworld.com/picture/SpatzinYoJJ/CarrotTop.png

TENNESSEAN
12-01-2009, 07:05 PM
That's terrible! Forget the five-day suspension; that would be play-time for them.

Send them to Angola and put them on the chain gang.

At the very least strap them to the flag pole where everybody can see them with a big sign that says, "Say 'hi' to Stupid".

sounds like bonnie may be a ginger.

TexasRN
12-01-2009, 07:13 PM
I've heard Gingers have no souls...:laugh: Kidding, guys. Really. That was part of the Southpark show. I think it's horrible for kids to be picked on because of their hair color. But I'll tell you a secret about red heads. They bleed easy. Red heads are always watched closer in L&D because they're the patients who bleed out on you after delivering. Also, studies show that there is a direct correlation between pain level and hair color. Spooky huh?


~Amy

VCURamFan
12-01-2009, 07:21 PM
My college roommate/best friend Scottie's a ginger & a half. Used to like jumping up on coffee tables & giving girls a "fire dance" when he'd had a few drinks at parties. :laugh:

County Mike
12-01-2009, 07:25 PM
Red headed women tend to be extra wild as well.

I think it's because they tend to be crazy. The bonus is:

Crazy in the head,
crazy in the bed.

TENNESSEAN
12-01-2009, 07:35 PM
hello people there are gingers reading this. i think i may be one im not sure.:ashamed:
i dont bleed easy and i dont have a low pain threshold.

TexasRN
12-01-2009, 07:39 PM
My college roommate/best friend Scottie's a ginger & a half. Used to like jumping up on coffee tables & giving girls a "fire dance" when he'd had a few drinks at parties. :laugh:

:scared0015:

That's disturbing but probably really funny to watch.


~Amy

TexasRN
12-01-2009, 07:40 PM
hello people there are gingers reading this. i think i may be one im not sure.:ashamed:
i dont bleed easy and i dont have a low pain threshold.

You didn't strike me as gingery before so maybe you are safe.


~Amy

TENNESSEAN
12-01-2009, 07:44 PM
You didn't strike me as gingery before so maybe you are safe.


~Amy

all right!! yall want to go kick some ginger butts?
i do have red hair but its mostly gray now.

TexasRN
12-01-2009, 07:45 PM
all right!! yall want to go kick some ginger butts?
i do have red hair but its mostly gray now.


:laugh:


~Amy

Bonnie
12-01-2009, 08:07 PM
sounds like bonnie may be a ginger.

What? You think too harsh? :huh: :laugh:

Nope, not a redhead. Like Amy, I just hate when certain kids are picked on. And, no, I wasn't picked on.

We went to school with these girls Colleen, Darleen, Cathleen and Joleen, the Gallier girls. The three older girls had like this bright orange-red hair (not exaggerating) with pale skin and freckles. The youngest, Joleen, who I went to school with, had dark hair and olive skin. I would always think, "Boy, I bet Joleen is so glad she got the dark hair." :laugh:

County Mike
12-01-2009, 08:08 PM
What? You think too harsh? :huh: :laugh:

Nope, not a redhead. Like Amy, I just hate when certain kids are picked on. And, no, I wasn't picked on.

We went to school with these girls Colleen, Darleen, Cathleen and Joleen, the Gallier girls. The three older girls had like this bright orange-red hair (not exaggerating) with pale skin and freckles. The youngest, Joleen, who I went to school with, had dark hair and olive skin. I would always think, "Boy, I bet Joleen is so glad she got the dark hair." :laugh:

I think Joleen should be wondering who her daddy is.

VCURamFan
12-01-2009, 08:10 PM
:scared0015:

That's disturbing but probably really funny to watch.


~Amy

Yeah, that about sums it up! The girls were disturbed & we all laughed our @$$es off!! :laugh:

Bonnie
12-01-2009, 08:11 PM
hello people there are gingers reading this. i think i may be one im not sure.:ashamed:
i dont bleed easy and i dont have a low pain threshold.

But, are you crazy in the head and crazy in the....well....? :unsure-1:

:ashamed: Sorry, Mike's a bad influence on me. :laugh:

County Mike
12-01-2009, 08:13 PM
:ashamed: Sorry, Mike's a bad influence on me. :laugh:

I do have that effect on some women.

Bonnie
12-01-2009, 08:18 PM
I do have that effect on some women.

:laugh: That's okay, Mike, karma has a way of balancing things. We'll find out in 10 days. :laugh:

TENNESSEAN
12-01-2009, 08:19 PM
when i was born, my dad said he thought i came out with my huntin cap on.
my hair was orange. with a little luck it got darker the older i got but its always been red.
i just didnt have the super pail skin.

Bonnie
12-01-2009, 08:32 PM
when i was born, my dad said he thought i came out with my huntin cap on.
my hair was orange. with a little luck it got darker the older i got but its always been red.
i just didnt have the super pail skin.

That's how my little sister's was when she was born. When she was a teenager, her hair had streaks of blond, lighter and darker reds, it was beautiful. As she got older, it became more one color and darker.

She always hated it when we said she had red hair, so we said she was a strawberry blonde. :laugh:

TENNESSEAN
12-01-2009, 10:03 PM
That's how my little sister's was when she was born. When she was a teenager, her hair had streaks of blond, lighter and darker reds, it was beautiful. As she got older, it became more one color and darker.

She always hated it when we said she had red hair, so we said she was a strawberry blonde. :laugh:

Uh! Strawberry blonde uh! I never have said that nah never:cry:

Bonnie
12-01-2009, 10:16 PM
Uh! Strawberry blonde uh! I never have said that nah never:cry:

:laugh:

rockdawg21
12-02-2009, 01:47 AM
Don't forget to watch out for the Daywalkers too! Daywalkers are ginger kids who have red hair but no freckles and just like ginger kids, daywalkers have no soul. For example, Kyle Broflovski...

http://www.planearium2.de/pics/pics-510-2.jpg

VCURamFan
12-02-2009, 02:14 AM
Don't forget to watch out for the Daywalkers too! Daywalkers are ginger kids who have red hair but no freckles and just like ginger kids, daywalkers have no soul. For example, Kyle Broflovski...

http://www.planearium2.de/pics/pics-510-2.jpg

That's it, Scott, you're a Daywalker!!!:laugh:

TENNESSEAN
12-02-2009, 04:39 AM
That's it, Scott, you're a Daywalker!!!:laugh:

From this day forward I will only answer to daywalker.
Hey wait, can I still kick gingers in the butt?

VCURamFan
12-02-2009, 05:02 AM
From this day forward I will only answer to daywalker.
Hey wait, can I still kick gingers in the butt?

Yeah, the same way that Blade kills real vampires!

rockdawg21
12-02-2009, 05:10 AM
From this day forward I will only answer to daywalker.
Hey wait, can I still kick gingers in the butt?
Yes, all people are encouraged to kick gingers in the butt because just like Muslims, they have no soul.

County Mike
12-02-2009, 12:14 PM
Does it have to be the butt? The back, legs or head up for kicking?

CAMPO
12-02-2009, 03:36 PM
Don't forget to watch out for the Daywalkers too! Daywalkers are ginger kids who have red hair but no freckles and just like ginger kids, daywalkers have no soul. For example, Kyle Broflovski...

http://www.planearium2.de/pics/pics-510-2.jpg

I love South Park...such a crazy/funny show!! I esp liked this episode...we have a few friends we call "gingers" - but we love 'em all the same ;)

MattHughesRocks
12-02-2009, 04:09 PM
Preach :laugh:


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e292/skysrock/ben.jpg

CAMPO
12-02-2009, 04:55 PM
Butters is my fave...he cracks me up! I think Cartman is a lil jerk tho...LOL

VCURamFan
12-03-2009, 08:06 PM
OK, so remember my ginger roommate I was telling y'all about? Here he is in an advertising projest he had to do for class :laugh: :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CaU4hAdM14

NateR
12-03-2009, 09:59 PM
Of course, you should probably be careful which gingers you pick on, you never know who they're going to grow up to be. :laugh:
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/mark/markkindergarten.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/mark/mattschoolphoto.jpg

TENNESSEAN
12-03-2009, 10:11 PM
and i thought he was a daywalker. whos going to be first to kick him in the butt:Whistle:

CAMPO
12-03-2009, 10:20 PM
Of course, you should probably be careful which gingers you pick on, you never know who they're going to grow up to be. :laugh:
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/mark/markkindergarten.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/mark/mattschoolphoto.jpg

wow...get outta my head..I was thinking the same thing!!!

But all around...just don't pick on anyone...it is mean!

Great school pics!! :) cute lil kindergartners!

Silverback
12-04-2009, 12:23 AM
Of course, you should probably be careful which gingers you pick on, you never know who they're going to grow up to be. :laugh:
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/mark/markkindergarten.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/mark/mattschoolphoto.jpg

Good point NateR, very good point.:)

rockdawg21
12-04-2009, 02:52 AM
I'm not scared. I'm in Texas, they're in Illinois.

TENNESSEAN
12-04-2009, 03:22 AM
I'm not scared. I'm in Texas, they're in Illinois.

Cool let's drive up there you hold him I will kick him in the butt. Just give me a 5 min head start before you turn him loose.

rockdawg21
12-04-2009, 12:05 PM
Cool let's drive up there you hold him I will kick him in the butt. Just give me a 5 min head start before you turn him loose.
Cool, then I'll kick the other ginger in the butt. No need for a head start. If it's a foot race, I got this in the bag. :laugh:

VCURamFan
12-04-2009, 07:31 PM
Cool, then I'll kick the other ginger in the butt. No need for a head start. If it's a foot race, I got this in the bag. :laugh:

Have you not looked at Nate's sig recently? It's not a foot race!:ninja::laugh:

Neezar
12-04-2009, 09:04 PM
Have you not looked at Nate's sig recently? It's not a foot race!:ninja::laugh:



:laugh::laugh::laugh:

TENNESSEAN
12-05-2009, 01:38 AM
Have you not looked at Nate's sig recently? It's not a foot race!:ninja::laugh:

bullets bounce off me ill be wearing these
http://www.webundies.com/images/mx0edc.jpg

VCURamFan
12-05-2009, 01:42 AM
bullets bounce off me ill be wearing these
http://www.webundies.com/images/mx0edc.jpg

You're not the one I'm worried about, you're a daywalker!:laugh:

TENNESSEAN
12-05-2009, 05:23 AM
daywalker. I'm indestructible!!:w00t:

VCURamFan
12-05-2009, 06:02 AM
Hahaha, guess which episode of Southpark is on right now!!!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

rockdawg21
12-05-2009, 03:03 PM
Hahaha, guess which episode of Southpark is on right now!!!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
LOL, it's a sign! Guess I'll have to celebrate by kicking the next ginger I see.

VCURamFan
12-05-2009, 03:16 PM
LOL, it's a sign! Guess I'll have to celebrate by kicking the next ginger I see.
Amen to that, brother!!! :laugh: