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Default South Park inspired "Ginger Attacks"

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" 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/...JveXNkZXRhaW5l

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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
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We need a special day to kick redheads?

Ooops.
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Tyburn, what's up with all the ginger hatred in Britain?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hai...ds_redheads.29
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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".
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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.
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I've heard Gingers have no souls... 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?


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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.
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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.
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hello people there are gingers reading this. i think i may be one im not sure.
i dont bleed easy and i dont have a low pain threshold.
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