These parents are struggling to control their daughter’s racist outbursts. Her brother tries to help, but ends up getting in more trouble himself.
Six Children and One Racist Daughter
A married couple in their late 40s with six children, ranging from 5 to 19 years old, face a challenging situation with their teenage daughter, Gianna, who recently made racist jokes about songs from different cultures with her choir classmates.
Trying to Educate Their Daughter
Despite their initial disappointment, the parents decide to take a constructive approach by educating their daughter on the importance of cultural respect and having her apologize to her teacher.
Their Efforts Fall Short – She Keeps Getting in Trouble
Their efforts seem to have fallen short, as Gianna and her friends, including her boyfriend, were caught making racist jokes again.
The parents decide to investigate by taking her phone to find out the source of this behavior.
A Younger Brother on the Baseball Team
Meanwhile, the couple’s youngest son Ryker, who is 13 years old, has a friend on his baseball team who is Honduran.
The Brother Wants to Educate His Sister
After hearing about the derogatory remarks made towards Honduran music, Ryker became angry and asked his parents if he could invite his friend over to educate his sister and her friends about his culture.
Getting Everyone Involved
His parents allow him to do so, and during the visit, Ryker’s friend and his parents teach the family about Honduran food, sports, and music.
While Ryker and his friend enjoy the experience, Gianna seems uninterested and annoyed.
Another Disappointing Call From the School
Once again, the parents get a call from the school about Gianna’s derogatory and racist comments at school.
When Ryker gets wind of this information, he decides to take matters into his own hands.
The Brother Isn’t Taking This Anymore
Ryker and his friends decide to sabotage Gianna’s dress for the junior banquet by covering it in mud, drinks, and cutting holes in it.
The Sister Is Shocked to Find This
When Gianna comes home and sees the ruined dress, she becomes upset, and the boys laugh, saying she didn’t deserve to go to the dance.
Punishing the Brother for His Actions
The parents are horrified and disappointed with their son’s behavior, and they decide to punish him by not allowing him to go to his 7th-grade dance.
Now the Family Is Involved
Some family members backlash against their decision, who argue Ryker is just a kid trying to cope with his anger.
Did They Do the Right Thing?
The parents are left feeling conflicted and unsure if they made the right decision.
Solid Advice From the Internet
One user was puzzled, saying, “I don’t understand how destroying a dress is coming with a bigger punishment than getting in trouble for racism… twice.”
“What he did was wrong, but the fact that your daughter is still getting to go to her dance and out with friends also seems like the wrong response.”
Another said, “His punishment seems more severe than hers, given that she is a repeat offender and reacts to racism in his own home. Why is she still allowed to go to her dance given her behavior?”
What do you think? Was the punishment too harsh for Ryker, or does an eye for an eye make the whole world blind? What would you do?
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