Beat Up a White Kid Day
Beat Up a White Kid Day is the colloquial name for racially motivated attacks against White children occurring on May 1st. A trial in 2003 ended with six convictions for a mob attack causing serious injuries on a 13-year-old White girl, Melissa King, on May 1st, 2003, in Cleveland, Ohio. The judge stated that White students in Cleveland's integrated public schools had reason to fear assaults by non-White on every May 1. Many testimonies by students and teachers in the local The Plain Dealier also stated the existence of a tradition of attacks against Whites on May 1st.
If May 1st "Beat Up a White Kid Day" attacks have occurred later than this in Cleveland or elsewhere is unclear.
- Brett, Regina. (October 8, 2003) The Plain Dealer "May Day ritual accepted as fact." Section: Metro; Page B1.
- Nichols, Jim. (October 21, 2003) The Plain Dealer "Instigator apologizes for attack." Section: Metro; Page B4.
- Regina Brett (June 18, 2003). "All bigotry is equally bad". The Plain Dealer: p. B1. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. http://web.archive.org/web/20071001000037/http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/plaindealer/access/348842511.html?dids=348842511:348842511&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Jun+18,+2003&author=REGINA+BRETT&pub=The+Plain+Dealer&edition=&startpage=B.1&desc=All+bigotry+is+equally+bad. Retrieved 2007-05-29.
- Brett, Regina. (June 20, 2003) The Plain Dealer "May Day violence far from myth." Section: Metro; Page B1.