BULLYING DID NOT JUST START TODAY, BUT IF WE TRY HARD ENOUGH TODAY IT CAN END IN OUR COMMUNITY.
If you’ve been sitting back reading the headlines and listening to the tragic news reports of teen suicides, homophobia, suspected hate crimes and other news then you should know by now that bullying has indeed become a major problem for Americans everywhere.
By definition, a bully is a person who is habitually cruel, intimidating or overbearing, especially to smaller or weaker people. Today, that definition has expanded as more and more people are getting caught in the crossfire of bullies in our schools. Even though many think it’s only happening in our schools, 101.1 The Wiz is taking a moment to examine where bullying happens the most.
Ever been bullied on the job? What about being bullied behind the wheel in your car on the highway? Have you ever been bullied by an older sibling? Does your sexuality and other elements of your identity (race, gender, social status) come into play when you’re approached by a bully? The answer to these should all be following by a resounding yes.
And that is precisely why we are literally going to stop the music today on 101.1 The Wiz – Cincinnati’s only station for interactive Hip Hop and R&B. No matter who you are or where you’re from, you know someone who is a victim of bullying. Are you even that person? We want to hear from you, too!
JOIN US ON OCTOBER 20th at 7:00PM EST 101.1 THE WIZ OR STREAM LIVE ONLINE AT WIZNATION.COM
We’ll be joined by psychology expert Dr. Shantel Thomas and other special guests who can enlighten us on dealing with bully experiences everywhere. Please call our anonymous Radio One Cincinnati Bullying Hotline at . Please leave a message regarding your experience! Parents, teachers, students, spiritual leaders, please join your WIZF DJ’s and the entire Radio One Cincinnati family as we address the issue of bullying and its effects on us all.
FOR THE PARENTS:
Don’t think for one moment that it’s not going to get better. We’re here and your loved ones are behind you to support you with anything you face. In fact, let American Idol contestant Todrick Hall is among many celebrities who have either spoken out or taken a stand to support campaigns that discourage gay and bisexual teenagers from committing suicide as a direct or indirect result of bullying. Check out Todrick’s anti-bullying song “It Gets Better” below and let us know what you think.
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