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Lesson in hate for high schooler who criticized Black Lives Matter | Fox News

A Philadelphia high school journalist who took on Black Lives Matter in a column for the school paper, only to be driven into home-schooling, says his torment didn't end when he withdrew.

It was just before Christmas break when 17-year-old University of Pennsylvania-bound Michael Moroz wrote an opinion piece for the Central High school paper, the Centralizer.

In it, he criticized the racially charged University of Missouri protests at the time and suggested that Michael Brown, the black teenager killed in 2014 by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., was "a delinquent" who was "at worst, justifiably killed, and at best, a thug."

When the column hit the paper’s Facebook page, threats poured in. Moroz said he was forced to stay home initially, and when he returned, threats and harassment prompted him to withdraw and finish his senior year on home study.

“When everything started to happen, I was surprised,” Moroz told FoxNews.com. “Whenever we posted an op-ed, we never got a reaction like I did with this one. In retrospect, I was naive to think that this would have been the same. Now, it’s more disappointing than anything.”

Moroz said the harassment has continued on social media since he has entered independent study and claims even his former teachers and staff at Central have taken part.

In a screengrab provided to FoxNews.com, a student appears to have tweeted to one of the teachers at Central a veiled threat against Moroz.

“Would you still penalize me if I decided to punch him in addition to using my words?” the tweet read.

The teacher tweeted back “yes,” but added "LOL," in a flippant dismissal of what Moroz perceived as a threat.

Moroz also provided another screen shot of a tweet in which the head of the Social Studies department accused Moroz of baiting other students into a fight rather than making a sound argument.

The original column ran alongside another piece supportive of the University of Missouri demonstrations, which were triggered by claims the school was slow to react to incidents that alienated African-American students there. The demonstrations drew national headlines and resulted in the resignation of the school president.

Both op-eds were eventually taken down but Moroz’s was the first. His opinion piece was pulled from the Facebook page by student editors once the backlash began, and the counterpoint article supporting the movement was left alone.

“Neither the Centralizer nor its members necessarily agree with the content/message of the piece," read a noted posted by the Centralizer staff at the time. "However, the situation has escalated such that the writer and editors on the staff have received direct threats."

Officials for the Philadelphia school district told FoxNews.com that they have accommodated Moroz as much as possible since the beginning of the year and that appropriate action was taken regarding threats against him.

“The School District stands by the numerous supports and accommodations provided to Mr. Moroz by the Central High School principal and faculty,” Raven Hill, a spokesperson for the Philadelphia School District, told Foxnews.com in a written statement.

“His claims were investigated and the students who threatened him were disciplined according to the code of conduct. The school accommodated his requests for a police escort and independent study.”

Moroz said the sniping and threats he believes he has been subjected to on social media warrant action, too.

“If I made threats on Twitter against someone who wrote a pro-Black Lives Matter column, I wouldn’t be getting any leniency,’ Moroz said. “It’s been more than one person and the school isn’t doing anything about it.”


Perry Chiaramonte is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @perrych
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Racist blanks? Nooooo say it isn't true..

And they wonder were we get it from...

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It was just before Christmas break when 17-year-old University of Pennsylvania-bound Michael Moroz wrote an opinion piece for the Central High school paper, the Centralizer.

In it, he criticized the racially charged University of Missouri protests at the time and suggested that Michael Brown, the black teenager killed in 2014 by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., was "a delinquent" who was "at worst, justifiably killed, and at best, a thug."

When the column hit the paper’s Facebook page, threats poured in. Moroz said he was forced to stay home initially, and when he returned, threats and harassment prompted him to withdraw and finish his senior year on home study.

“When everything started to happen, I was surprised,” Moroz told FoxNews.com. “Whenever we posted an op-ed, we never got a reaction like I did with this one. In retrospect, I was naive to think that this would have been the same. Now, it’s more disappointing than anything.”

Moroz said the harassment has continued on social media since he has entered independent study and claims even his former teachers and staff at Central have taken part.
While threats of physcial violence are never acceptable peaceful "harrassment" is. Being condemned verbally or on social media for his expressed opinion is a consequence of his actions that he must take full responsibility for.

A person is responsible for the consequences of their actions.
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While threats of physcial violence are never acceptable peaceful "harrassment" is. Being condemned verbally or on social media for his expressed opinion is a consequence of his actions that he must take full responsibility for.

A person is responsible for the consequences of their actions.
Unless, of course, that person is a member of some disadvantaged group like Black Lives Matter, then any form of harassment is good to go.

Consider theoretically that the situation had been reversed and it was a black that had gotten bullied out of school. Would they then have been responsible for their actions?
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While threats of physcial violence are never acceptable peaceful "harrassment" is. Being condemned verbally or on social media for his expressed opinion is a consequence of his actions that he must take full responsibility for.

A person is responsible for the consequences of their actions.
Yes they are, it's just to bad you didn't hold those responsible for forcing this kid out of school to the same standards.
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Unless, of course, that person is a member of some disadvantaged group like Black Lives Matter, then any form of harassment is good to go.

Consider theoretically that the situation had been reversed and it was a black that had gotten bullied out of school. Would they then have been responsible for their actions?
Was it the threats that forced this teenager out of school or was it the verbal backlash to his ignorant and racists statements? If the kid was too much of a candy-ass to stand up to the threats, that were unacceptable, then security should have been provided for him but he had to stand on his own two feet when it came the the verbal backlash.

We have freedom of speech, and he exercised that right, but exercising freedom of speech does not mean you can say anything you damn well please without suffering the consequences of what you say.

You claim he was bullied but I see this as a case where he was a coward that was afraid of standing behind what he said. Instead of standing up and taking responsibility for his statements at school he ran home to momma. If he wasn't willing to stand up and defend his inflammatory and racists statements he shouldn't have made them.
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Yes they are, it's just to bad you didn't hold those responsible for forcing this kid out of school to the same standards.
The same standard apply to both.

When it comes to threats or acts of violence it's unacceptable....

... but when it comes to a "war of words" then this 17 year old started the war by publishing a racist opinion based upon ignorance. He deserved the verbal backlash he received and he should have thought about that before opening his mouth.
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The same standard apply to both.

When it comes to threats or acts of violence it's unacceptable....

... but when it comes to a "war of words" then this 17 year old started the war by publishing a racist opinion based upon ignorance. He deserved the verbal backlash he received and he should have thought about that before opening his mouth.
What's racist about calling a spade a spade? ( No race implied)
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Was it the threats that forced this teenager out of school or was it the verbal backlash to his ignorant and racists statements? If the kid was too much of a candy-ass to stand up to the threats, that were unacceptable, then security should have been provided for him but he had to stand on his own two feet when it came the the verbal backlash.

We have freedom of speech, and he exercised that right, but exercising freedom of speech does not mean you can say anything you damn well please without suffering the consequences of what you say.

You claim he was bullied but I see this as a case where he was a coward that was afraid of standing behind what he said. Instead of standing up and taking responsibility for his statements at school he ran home to momma. If he wasn't willing to stand up and defend his inflammatory and racists statements he shouldn't have made them.
What ignorant and racist statements? That Michael Brown was a delinquent and thug? Who got what he deserved? In an opinion piece?

Verbal bullying is recognized as a form of bullying.

My question still stands.
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The same standard apply to both.

When it comes to threats or acts of violence it's unacceptable....

... but when it comes to a "war of words" then this 17 year old started the war by publishing a racist opinion based upon ignorance. He deserved the verbal backlash he received and he should have thought about that before opening his mouth.
You just keep digging the hole trying to justify Leftist thuggery. He should have thought about the reaction to what he wrote beforehand is a an endorsement of a hecklers veto. People ought to self censor based on the potential reaction of some "offended" group is the polar opposite of freedom of speech. The people who issued threats are responsible for their actions, they chose to react to an opinion they didn't like with intimidation and threats of violence. But the people making threats and labeling the student a racist can't be expected to control themselves, only the student that wrote the editorial has that responsibility.

Never mind that the school believed the threats were credible enough to warrant protection for the student. He is just not tough enough, blame the target of the thugs but only if you disagree with his political speech.
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