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Tragedy in Oklahoma: The Fatal Consequences of Anti-LGBTQ+ Rhetoric at Owasso High

  

Category:  News & Politics

Via:  jbb  •  2 months ago  •  17 comments

By:   Superintendent Ryan Walters (BNN)

Tragedy in Oklahoma: The Fatal Consequences of Anti-LGBTQ+ Rhetoric at Owasso High
The death of Nex Benedict, a non-binary student, highlights the urgent need for acceptance and safety in Oklahoma schools. Addressing intolerance and hate is crucial to prevent further tragedies.

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The heartbreaking death of Nex Benedict, a non-binary high school student, has sparked national controversy over LGBTQ+ safety in Oklahoma schools. A culture of intolerance and the influence of figures like Chaya Raichik have led to a rise in violence. Systemic change and policy reform are urgently needed to ensure the safety and dignity of all students.


Tragedy in Oklahoma: The Fatal Consequences of Anti-LGBTQ+ Rhetoric at Owasso High

In a heart-wrenching turn of events that has cast a long shadow over the state of Oklahoma, the death of Nex Benedict, a non-binary high school student at Owasso High, has become a focal point of national controversy. The tragedy, underscored by a culture of intolerance fueled by prominent figures, poses urgent questions about the safety and acceptance of LGBTQ+ youth in educational institutions.

Rise of Intolerance: A Catalyst for Violence


The atmosphere of hostility against LGBTQ+ individuals in Oklahoma schools did not emerge in a vacuum. Chaya Raichik, known for her virulent anti-LGBTQ+ campaigns and described as a stochastic terrorist, has played a pivotal role in cultivating this climate. Her inclusion in the Oklahoma Department of Education's Library Media Advisory Committee by Superintendent Ryan Walters, a figure already criticized for his anti-trans policies, marks a concerning endorsement of divisive ideologies at the state level. Raichik's influence, particularly through her LibsOfTikTok X account, has been linked to multiple bomb threats against schools and a palpable increase in harassment towards LGBTQ+ students.

The brutal beating and subsequent death of Nex Benedict at Owasso High School by three older students is a stark manifestation of the dangers posed by such a culture. Benedict's murder followed a series of targeted harassment against the school for its support of LGBTQ+ rights, spotlighting the dire consequences of unchecked hate. The school district, previously targeted by Raichik for employing a pro-LGBTQ+ teacher, finds itself at the heart of a national debate on the safety of LGBTQ+ students.

Political Rhetoric and Its Impact on School Safety


The connection between the violent actions of students and the rhetoric espoused by Oklahoma's educational leaders cannot be ignored. Superintendent Ryan Walters, known for his anti-trans statements and policies, including prohibiting students from changing their gender on school records, has come under fire. Critics argue that such policies contribute to an environment where attacks against non-binary and transgender students are not only possible but inevitable.

The meeting between Raichik and Walters in September 2023, though claimed to be unrelated to the incident, has raised eyebrows. It underscores the intertwining of political and social rhetoric with the lived realities of students. The incident at Owasso High School exemplifies the tragic outcomes that can arise when intolerance is propagated by those in power. The question of accountability for the safety and well-being of LGBTQ+ students in schools has never been more pressing.

Community Response and the Call for Change


In the aftermath of Nex Benedict's death, the community and nation have been left to grapple with the consequences of a society divided by hate. The outcry for justice and the demand for a safer, more inclusive educational environment for all students, regardless of gender identity, has intensified. The tragedy has ignited a broader conversation about the responsibility of educators, administrators, and policymakers to foster a culture of acceptance and protection against violence.

The roles of individuals like Raichik and Walters, whose actions and policies have been implicated in fostering an environment conducive to hate crimes, are being scrutinized. As the community mourns the loss of a young life, the imperative for systemic change within Oklahoma's educational institutions is clear. The tragedy at Owasso High School serves as a grim reminder of the cost of intolerance and the urgent need for empathy, understanding, and policy reform to ensure the safety and dignity of every student.


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JBB
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JBB    2 months ago

Update

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
2  Kavika     2 months ago

In the aftermath of Nex Benedict's death, the community and nation have been left to grapple with the consequences of a society divided by hate.

Being different once again brings death, what a sad commentary on America.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

original

 
 
 
goose is back
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2.1.1  goose is back  replied to  JBB @2.1    2 months ago

Maybe you should do some research before you post something you know nothing about.  This person "Did Not" die at school! The police have no report of a fight at the school and are still investigating.

  16-year-old student dies after reported fight at high school (kcbd.com)

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Principal
2.1.2  Sean Treacy  replied to  JBB @2.1    2 months ago

Please stop spreading fake news. Even in meme form

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Principal
2.1.3  Sean Treacy  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1.2    2 months ago

No retraction yet.....

 
 
 
goose is back
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2.1.4  goose is back  replied to  JBB @2.1    one month ago
 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Principal
2.1.5  Sean Treacy  replied to  goose is back @2.1.4    one month ago

hen are you going to apologize for posting a complete lie.  

Still waiting. but I guess, as we see with fani Willis, some people celebrate lying as a win, if it advances their partisan message for a few days. 

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3  seeder  JBB    2 months ago

original

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
3.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JBB @3    one month ago

You could at least do some basic research before posting false information.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
4  seeder  JBB    2 months ago

original

 
 
 
goose is back
Sophomore Guide
4.1  goose is back  replied to  JBB @4    one month ago

As I said earlier you should do your research before you post things you know nothing about!

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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5  Greg Jones    2 months ago

The cause of death has not been established, but certainly not murder or "beaten to death"

Death of Nex Benedict did not result from trauma, police say; many questions remain (msn.com)

 
 
 
Texan1211
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5.1  Texan1211  replied to  Greg Jones @5    one month ago

I think I read where the death has been ruled a suicide.

 
 
 
goose is back
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5.1.1  goose is back  replied to  Texan1211 @5.1    one month ago
I read where the death has been ruled a suicide.

you are correct.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
5.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  goose is back @5.1.1    one month ago

Went from murdered to suicide!

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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5.1.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Texan1211 @5.1.2    one month ago

The report I saw said it was an overdose.  You know, like George Floyd.

 
 

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