So I just read the following article about Teddy Molina, who was a high school freshman at Flour Bluff High School in Corpus Christi, Texas. Teddy committed suicide with a hunting rifle after enduring bullying since he was in junior high. Teddy was not gay. Teddy did not have a disability. What Teddy did have was a different look. A look the led a “wolf pack” of kids to relentlessly bully him until Teddy could not take it anymore. See Teddy was half Korean and half Hispanic. I look at his picture and I say to myself, “What a sweet looking young man”. It is sad that the school allowed this and that no one intervened. Teddy tried to downplay the bullying but in the end, his soul was torn apart by the wolf pack. I don’t know anything about the latter’s family but I hope they are severely disappointed in their child’s actions which led to a beautiful boy killing himself just because he looked different. Last night, I heard about a husband and wife who got into a physical altercation because the husband did not want his wife to have any contact with her adult children from a previous relationship. WHY? Because the husband did not like that one of the mother’s adult daughter married a black man and had a mixed child together. I just cringe at that husband’s line of thinking. In my opinion, mixed children like Teddy, are truly blessed. They get the best of both worlds. While I am 100% Korean, I know with certainty that when I finally do have a child, he/she will be a gorgeous blend of beautifulness. Which is why this story about Teddy Molina upsets me so much. Young people will continue to commit suicide, it can not be eradicated but what I (and you) can do is teach your own children someday the power of acceptance so that the future generation does not partake in this kind of behavior just because a kid looks different. I know I don’t want my children to read another story like Teddy’s.
You can read the article at the link below: