Anti-Bullying Stand of the Day: In a courageous move for the newspaper industry, Iowa’s Sioux City Journaldevoted the entirety of its Sunday front page to an editorial about a local gay teen who recently committed suicide. Kenneth Weishuhn, just 14, was “a kind-hearted, fun-loving teenage boy,” the editorial reads.
“This is not a failure of one group of kids, one school, one town, one county or one geographic area. Rather, it exposes a fundamental flaw in our society, one that has deep-seated roots. Until now, it has been too difficult, inconvenient — maybe even painful — to address. But we can’t keep looking away.”
I’m beyond proud of Sioux City and the Sioux City Journal for standing up and making people more aware of current behavior of our kids. I hope other states and the country as a whole take this article with a grain of salt and really examines what their actions tell their children.
Kansas and Missouri 2012