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Boy Breaks Down On The School that Tried to End Racism, Later Tells He Was Scared To Talk About Racism Due To His Fear Of Getting Bullied

Boy Breaks Down On The School that Tried to End Racism, Later Tells He Was Scared To Talk About Racism Due To His Fear Of Getting Bullied

Henry is a 13-year-old kid who surprised everyone on Channel 4's The School that Tried to End Racism by breaking down during a discussion on racism. He then revealed the reason behind his trauma.

The 13-year-old boy, from Surrey, has caught attention of many as he talked about his emotional story. The boy revealed how he was reluctant to discuss the issue of racism as his efforts to defend fairness had ended with him being humiliated by his classmates, at the age of11.

 

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Appearing in Channel 4's The School That Tried to End Racism, the now 13 year old boy told he was scared to talk about racism because he was bullied back in his childhood school. He later revealed that he thought his classmates would twist his words into something else and bully him.

 

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The fear of being misrepresented led him to staying quiet. "It would spread and everyone would know about it, and then people would say, "Oh, you’re racist" and things like that. Even when it wasn’t about racism, they twist your words," he told the Telegraph.

 

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Henry used to get pushed up against a gate and punched by older students. He was also swung around by older kids as they made fun of him for his interest in ballet dancing. 

 

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The young boy's mother later told the media that the kid has now settled in his secondary school where the fellow students and older kids look after him and make sure that Henry feels secure enough to represent himself and his ideas.

 "I have been frightened to ask a question. [But] asking questions is how people learn," he expressed.

 

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