He also has criticized what he calls a deafening silence from the community, police and the national media."If this was a black guy who was beaten by a group of white guys for dating a white girl, people would be up in arms," he said.
He wants police to treat the beating as a hate crime.
Hoping to share him with my family, I showed my parents his picture, and the conversation was over before it even began. He said that he and his wife would accept whomever their daughter wanted to date, but that he disapproved of both Michael and a previous boyfriend in part because Allie had started seeing them in secret.
My dad did not give me an option: he told me that I was not allowed to see Michael ever again.
She was rushed to a local hospital where she later died. While her father may have intended the video to be a personal reminder for his daughter’s eyes only, her suicide has prompted a larger debate over the public punishments that can haunt children online — years after they broke the rules.
The suicide came after a 15-second video showing her father questioning Laxamana after cutting off her hair as punishment for unspecified behavior was shared online. ” the father says for the camera as he pans from his daughter’s face to a pile of hair lying at her feet. Board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr.
To define our relationship like that would misconstrue it; we were simpatico. I’d say it was bad experiences throughout school which probably made me much more accepting.