Marshfield residents express shock over racial attack

Jun 26, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Boston Globe

A June 12 attack by white youths on a young black man has prompted Marshfield to revive its dormant No Place for Hate campaign - and take a hard look at the issue of racism in the predominantly white town.

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Mary Jane Delory

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The South Shore is not known for it's diversity nor it's ability or willingness to welcome anyone who represents a clear "difference." African Americans feel the impact, single parents feel the impact. Our children experience and learn to perpetuate the veil of silence as it relates to anyone who represents something other than fitting in a mainstream, stereotypical white, controlling nuclear family role.

I am saddened to see yet another example that this generation still has not been taught, therefore cannot grasp, the power of the strength a community has when it works and grows together; learns from, and seizes the insight and opportunities afforded all of use when we genuinely accept that which only our differences can provide. Doors open when diversity enters the scene.

Alas, too often polite neighbors turn a blind eye toward the indifference and angry sense of entitlement our ill taught youth are still being encouraged to adopt. Doors are closed. Opportunity lost. "Not my problem. I didn't do it. It's not MY child" It's always been like that...

I hope this incident is turned into a door opening opportunity for so many of you polite neighbors who think your abstinence from the issues, your ability to blame others, relieves you of any responsibility for the attitude and actions of these terribly angry young adults. You, your neighborhood, your town(s), taxes and State raised 'em.

Wake up and get involved. Teach your children and grandchildren to be and do better.
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Mary Jane Delory wrote:
The South Shore is not known for it's diversity nor it's ability or willingness to welcome anyone who represents a clear "difference." African Americans feel the impact, single parents feel the impact. Our children experience and learn to perpetuate the veil of silence as it relates to anyone who represents something other than fitting in a mainstream, stereotypical white, controlling nuclear family role.
I am saddened to see yet another example that this generation still has not been taught, therefore cannot grasp, the power of the strength a community has when it works and grows together; learns from, and seizes the insight and opportunities afforded all of use when we genuinely accept that which only our differences can provide. Doors open when diversity enters the scene.
Alas, too often polite neighbors turn a blind eye toward the indifference and angry sense of entitlement our ill taught youth are still being encouraged to adopt. Doors are closed. Opportunity lost. "Not my problem. I didn't do it. It's not MY child" It's always been like that...
I hope this incident is turned into a door opening opportunity for so many of you polite neighbors who think your abstinence from the issues, your ability to blame others, relieves you of any responsibility for the attitude and actions of these terribly angry young adults. You, your neighborhood, your town(s), taxes and State raised 'em.
Wake up and get involved. Teach your children and grandchildren to be and do better.
I couldn't agree with you more! Very insightful. Kudos to you.

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you can listen or not those kidz who r being charge where protecting there town friend and girls. come on why where they even marshfield probaly selln drugs
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I am absolutely disgusted by this heinous crime that took place in my own hometown by some people that i once considered friends from highschool. Amanda , Mike, Jay and Chris especially deserve to know that ur actions are insanely despicable. Amanda I cant believe you put your mother through this bullshit, shes an amazing lady and its sad that u didnt learn anything from her. As for the rest of you delinquents in marshfield, use this horrible crime as a reality check because once you step outside of your "safe haven" of marshfield, I hope you will be able to open your eyes and see that this world is full of amazing people of all different races and if your smart you will embrace the opportunities of involving yourselves in a world that can progress to more than what someones skin color is. Its 2011 and the people of our generations still cant cope with racial differences, we can advance technology and make apps for anything on the stupid iphone, and yet people still have a problem with others because of where they come from or what they look like. GIVE ME A BREAK PEOPLE! I cant even express how angry the ignorance of some people makes me, especially when its within my own community. As for Tizaya Robinson, on behalf of all those ignorant kids i send you my deepest apologies for having to go through such an awful experience. And for everyones information alcohol and drugs are never an excuse for anything but ones own self pity.

All in all fuck all of you ignorant narrow minded people out there who cant handle people of other races.

And for the prosecutor of the District Attorney's office and the judge and the jury, the fact that you only gave these three to seven worthless scumbags ONLY 2- 3 years in prison is even more despicable. If it had been the other way around and a white man was beaten in this manner by black men and women, those black men and women would definately be facing much more time. But this just goes to show how fucked up our system and our world still is.

Amanda, chris and kevin, you dirtbags are lucky for the extremely light sentences you were handed and you dont deserve it. I hope you all live with regret for the rest of your lives. Also Jay rains has always been a loser like the rest of you and as the stories indicate that instigated the whole situation I find it more necessary to let you all know that were involved that you are all losers that will not make it anywhere in life if you dont start changing your outlook on life and the people you encounter in it.

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