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A 14-year-old student in Irving Texas was arrested after he showed up to school and provided a clock that he created to his science teachers. The science teachers assumed this was a bomb or could be a bomb. They called authorities and he was promptly arrested.
Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian (The Point) hosts of The Young Turks discuss. When will we not have to deal with innocent students not having to be accosted like this? Let us know in the comments.
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“On Sunday, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed built a homemade clock. It wasn’t especially difficult for him, and the result wasn’t polished — it looked like a mess of wires and circuitry. He was still adjusting to life as a high schooler, and he wanted to bring in something cool to show his teachers.
Mohamed eagerly showed several teachers the clock and explained what it was, but he didn’t get the congratulations he was expecting. Instead, he left school in handcuffs.
Young Mohamed’s story has drawn accusations of racism and Islamophobia, and many — scientists, technologists and members of the general public alike — are expressing shock and outrage. But as with any incident of discrimination, especially in science, the truth is that we aren’t really shocked. And that’s the worst part.”