Background: My kids are black. Our schools are 89% white, roughly 5% black, 5% hispanic and 1% asian. Racism is not usually a huge problem. Eeyore lacks many 'true' friends due to his weak social skills and inability to join a club/team and stick with it. He has already been 'rejected' by his first lunch table due to his behavior (no blame on those kids, he was obnoxious) and his second lunch table is full of difficult children. Yesterday, one of the older boys stood up and made a speech: "I am proud to be a racist. I'm not a total racist. I mean, I wouldn't kill Eeyore but I could do a hate crime on him. That is Eeyore's new nickname -- HateCrime!" Not one student stood up to him, not one. Eeyore came home and told me his new "nickname". I nearly went through the roof. I explained that it was racist and mean and completely unacceptable. I emailed the admin in charge of discipline, Eeyore's case manager, the dean in charge of the lunchroom and the ROTC director since that boy is in the corp. The ROTC director responded last night with sympathy (which aggravates me because Eeyore told that he reported it to the corp already). Aaaaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuuuuuuugggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!