Racist bullies tormented my son, now he's afraid to leave the house
Initially I saw the front of the shirt and it had well wishes and I was quite pleased. As he walked through the door that’s when I saw the back of the shirt. He had no clue what was written on the back. He was speechless. He started shaking his head and saying, ‘Why would they do this to me?’
– Juliet Ryan
Juliet Ryan’s teenage son returned home after his last day of school, wearing a shirt, which in typical Year 11 tradition, had been signed by his classmates. But as she looked closer at the scribbling, Juliet was horrified to find racial slurs emblazoned on her son’s back.
Juliet has decided to speak out about her son’s experience of racial bullying, in the hope she can stop any other child feeling as marginalised and victimised.