Heartbreaking Facebook video of bullied girl Nasir Andrews goes viral

Nasir Andrews, 9, tells her story about being bullied (Photo Source: Facebook/Chantey Andrews screenshot)

Nasir Andrews, 9, lives in Bellevue, Washington and like thousands of kids across America, she was being bullied.  Her tormentors would not only call her racist names but also were physically violent at Ardmore Elementary School.

In a series of Facebook posts by her mother, Chantey Andrews, it was revealed that Nasir was kicked, punched in the face and choked at school. Nasir decided to share her ordeal in a touching video using flash cards and so far the video has been viewed on Facebook more than 800K times and touched the hearts of many. Parents have posted messages of support for Nasir and the Andrews family as they call attention to the battle with school administrators to address the issue of bullying. According to an interview given on KIRO-7 News, the family stated that the district did investigate and said in most instances it was categorized as “unfortunate peer to peer interaction.”

Travis Andrews, Nasir’s father, stated to media, “I wish they would have paid more attention to the bigger picture. I think a lot of the incidents were taken individually and handled individually and if it was more of a broader picture, and they were able to connect more of the dots, we would have probably stopped this earlier in the year.”

See the video below.

NEVER imagined being on the other side of the camera for this. As a parent, I am hurt that my child is bullied and harassed at school. Please watch, share and change! #backdownbully #justicefornasir

Posted by Chantey Andrews on Thursday, June 15, 2017

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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