Tweet Target Says She Was Cyberbullied

Mark Davenport, WCSC (Charleston), May 14, 2013

The black School of the Arts junior who was the target of a white senior’s tweet containing the “n word” said Monday she hates going to school and has thought about “giving up” since the incident.

Sixteen-year-old Imani Herring spoke to the Charleston County School Board for about two minutes during the public comment portion of its meeting. She said she was a victim of both cyberbullying and the media, which have portrayed her negatively and only reported one side of the story.


Herring was mentioned by name in a tweet senior Ashley Patrick made from home in February. Patrick wrote: “If Imani makes one more got damn remark in Roger’s class tomorrow … (expletive) will drop.” Patrick posted a link to a picture of a young white girl squeezing her eyes shut and crossing her fingers. The text on the photo read “I wish a nigga would.”

Patrick made headlines last week because the district administration wanted to kick her out of the school, send her to an alternative program, and ban her from graduation and prom.

A quorum of the school board told Patrick last week that she could stay at School of the Arts but couldn’t attend the prom or graduation. That changed over the weekend, and Patrick went to the prom and will be able to walk at graduation. She was suspended for five days, will have to do 20 hours of community service, and must write a 500-word essay on race and social media.

Patrick and her attorney argued the district administration wanted a harsher penalty for Patrick because of Herring’s mother, Lisa Herring, one of the highest-ranking officials in the district. She oversees the district’s behavior and discipline programs.


Imani Herring told the board that Patrick’s tweet was a response to something she said in class with the teacher’s permission, but Patrick didn’t like it. Imani Herring said the tweet hurt, insulted and threatened her, and that adults had forgotten about her.

She said she’s launching a campaign on cyberbullying and raising awareness about its negative effects.


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  • Mr. X

    I was a teacher in the Dorchester 2 School District which is right down the road, and I can assure you that the students used the n-word on a regular basis in class. They also had a fondness for the b-word, and enjoyed telling me to f-off whenever they felt like it. The student violence was staggering, and many students were reading 5 to 7 years below their grade level. If any black student makes an issue of being called the n-word, there is more to the story then is printed in the press, blacks love that word.. Shame on the school board for even entertaining this accusation for one second. BTW, they had to taser and arrest one of the students in our school district because she attacked a school security officer.

    • MBlanc46

      ” Shame on the school board for even entertaining this accusation for one second.”

      But apparently a monkey is in charge of the monkey house.

  • Remember back when they tried telling us the variant with the a was the ok version? It’s obvious blacks only claim this word to use it as a weapon against any white foolhardy enough to use it. It’s time for us to take the word back (we’re the ones who first used it presumably) and stop caring about black who overreact when it’s used.

    • The__Bobster

      I don’t have to take it back. I never lost it.

      • Non Humans

        Me neither, but I rarely call them n!**ers, I call them nonhumans. Once their pea-sized cerebrums are just barely able to process the implications, it’s much more degrading to them.
        I don’t lend them the dignity of being called human or people in any sense. Nonhumans is a much more fitting label, as they do not exhibit behavior befitting of our species.

  • The__Bobster

    Patrick made headlines last week because the district administration wanted to kick her out of the school, send her to an alternative program, and ban her from graduation and prom.

    Has a NAPA ever suffered a similar punishment when she called someone a cracker?

  • bigone4u

    Poor little black girl is so devasted she just might “give up.” Blacks always give up. The list of excuses is endless:
    It’s raining.
    It’s too cold.
    It’s too hot.
    I’m not feeling well.
    He, she, or it is racist.
    My teacher doesn’t like me cuz I’m black.
    I’m poor.
    I don’t need to know _____ (fill in with any subject, i.e., math)
    My dog ate my homework.
    My grandma is sick.

    I could go on, but you get the idea. Giving up before getting started in in black’s DNA.

  • dd121

    Negroes have to keep up the myth that they are the eternal victim.

    • Xerxes22

      That myth is already claimed by another group. Blacks will just have to take their place in the back of the line like they use to. Only one group can claim the eternal victim myth.

    • Sue

      They were taught it by the “real” eternal victims.

  • White Mom in WDC

    Oh well. Get over it Ms. Herring. As a white woman who has worked in the ghetto around and with blacks, I can tell you that these women were catty and said all kinds of demeaning things about whites. They called me and other whites pinkies, ghosts, white bitches. I have been called hillbilly and white trash. To you I say deal with it [email protected]!

    • Hi White Mom !
      I’ve been called whitebread, cracker, European, etc. by these mindless creatures…
      I get back by reminding them that all of the benefits that they have and enjoy are the results of we Europeans, including this country…
      Otherwise, they could be oppressed in Africa by their ” brothers ” and ” people “…

  • NYB

    Patrick must do “20 hours of community service, and must write a 500-word essay on race and social media.”
    There is a wealth of ideas on Amren and Vdare for that essay. She should use this as a teaching moment.

    • Non Humans

      My thoughts exactly. Something along the lines of Richwine’s doctoral dissertation, but focused on nonhumans instead of squat-monsters. I’d love to see the look on the libtarded admins faces when they read the FBI crime stats in her essay and could not possibly dispute the veracity of the data.

  • In loco-parentis laws allow schools legal jurisdiction over offenses their students have committed on the way to or from school, but they have no authority whatever over what a child does at home or – and this is important – after having returned home from a day at school.

    When I was 14, I beat the dog s*** out of another boy, using three feet of heavy chain, and then went after the adult who tried to interfere (adults don’t expect that). I was eventually run to earth at school several weeks later, and on being summoned to the assistant principal’s office, I was asked whether I had already been home that day. My choice, put quite plainly was take school punishment or else the police would be involved. I picked the former, not wanting to go to juvenile detention. That established, I was asked why I did it, and I explained that I hated his stupid mouth. I got told not to do it again.

    I don’t like rules, so I did.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    When will blacks stop whining about every little thing that happens to them? Why do they have such thin skins? I’ve been called every degrading name under the sun by blacks, and it never even occurred to me to complain about it to the school board.

    Does this happen because white liberals have taught blacks to be ultra-sensitive to anything a white person says to them? Is it just their naturally massive egos?

    • Bill

      No. It happens because white liberals ALLOW and encourage blacks to be hyper sensitive. Blacks do what works best for them. In the days a half century ago they behaved and NEVER would have told a white woman to “f-off”. It worked best for them to behave, because whites were having NONE Of their innate black behavior around whites. When there was no welfare, blacks actually tried to hold whatever jobs they could get. It worked best for them to do so, because NOBODY was providing “gibsmedat”. Today, they are only taking full advantage of what works best for them, given liberals and stupid white neo-con encouragements to behave as they do, with NO discouragements from doing so.

  • The ” Twittersphere ” is a cesspool….
    Imani Herring should close her Twitter account and be rid of it…
    But, that’s too logical…

    As for the media…Aren’t they supposed to sympathetic towards kids like Imani ?

  • Aspiring rapper

    I can’t even tell you how many slurs throughout my public school days. Grow up and get over it!

    Also, it’s a safe bet that Imani was asking stupid or obnoxious questions that were irritating more students than just Ashley. She seems to like being the center of attention.