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    Posted: Jun 13 2014 at 10:08am

Torrence Collier, 11, says he faces racism, extreme bullying in Westport


Torrence Collier, 11, said he feels horrible about himself when he hears racist comments directed towards him at his school in Westport. CBC

Torrence Collier, 11, said he feels horrible about himself when he hears racist comments directed towards him at his school in Westport. CBC

An 11-year-old boy on Newfoundland's BaieVerte Peninsula is the victim of racism and extreme bullying, according to family members who say they're all at their breaking point.

Grade 5 student Torrence Collier is the only black child in the town of Westport, which has a population of about 200.

The Colliers moved back to Westport from Saskatchewan about a year and a half ago, and say that soon after, the bullying began, along with physical assaults.

"I feel kind of scared," said Torrence Collier. "And I ask myself, 'Why does everybody hate me so much?'"

Heather Collier said her son endures daily, endless slurs and threats at St. Peter's Academy in Westport.

She said comments have included the N-word, as well as other insults like "rapist."

When asked by CBC whether anything has been done about the Colliers' complaints, the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District said in a statement that it has held diversity and anti-bullying presentations for all students at St. Peter's Academy.

The school board said that a director will be sent out to speak with the Colliers in the coming days.

School like a prison, mom says

Torrence Collier said the insults are tough.

"I feel horrible about myself," he said. "And sometimes, I wonder if they're right. If I am all those things that they call me."

Heather Collier said the issue came to a head in March, when she found a note handwritten by her son.

"He had stated in there that he wanted to die, and he couldn't take the daily bullying any more," she said.

The Colliers said that for their son, school is now more like a prison. He is supervised during the entire school day, and uses a separate washroom to avoid attacks.

Family sought counselling

Torrence has been approved to transfer to a school in nearby Baie Verte in September. But his mother said she worries that even if they can manage the longer commute, it might not solve the situation.

"Where do we go? How do we stop this?" Heather Collier asked. 

"Because even if he does go [to] Copper Ridge School, we still got the concern with the summer."

The Colliers have contacted the local health authorities, seeking counselling for their son.

The deputy mayor of Westport said she knew nothing about the allegations until a local CBC-TV broadcast aired on Tuesday, adding that as far as she knew, the town has never discriminated against anyone.

Unlike other Canadian jurisdictions, the school district in Newfoundland and Labrador is a provincially run body, and has no direct affiliation with town authorities. 



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She needs to move across town or something. Let him be around peers his own race.
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hopefully his mother is instilling uplifiting images and positivity about the black race to him at home. He will never be able to run and hide from racism completely.
Very sad situation and hopefully he wont let these experiences effect his productivity and mental well being
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Originally posted by sugabanana sugabanana wrote:

She needs to move across town or something. Let him be around peers his own race.

He's the only black kid in the entire town. Biracial actually. He's so traumatized he's starting to think he deserves the abuse.
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Originally posted by eanaj5 eanaj5 wrote:

hopefully his mother is instilling uplifiting images and positivity about the black race to him at home. He will never be able to run and hide from racism completely.
Very sad situation and hopefully he wont let these experiences effect his productivity and mental well being

The mother is white. 
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population of 200 ? how many kids can they possibly have in that school ?
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but Whoopi said you new blacks up there arent like us old blacks down here.  so maybe its just misunderstanding since the n-word doesnt mean the same there.Stern Smile
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Quote "Where do we go? How do we stop this?" Heather Collier asked.


Quote The Colliers have contacted the local health authorities, seeking counselling for their son.


Quote The deputy mayor of Westport said she...as far as she knew, the town has never discriminated against anyone.


she needs to get the hell up out of the town and stop seeking help from the people who are causing the problem.


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what did whoopi say about the n word?
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nevermind

so she based her opinion on doing one movie and talking to two people

fcuking idiot
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