Why Pink?

Pink might seem like an odd color when trying to get people to take a stand against bullying. The color is completely based on a stand that was taken in the fall at Central Kings High School, in Cambridge, Nova Scotia.

A freshmen student was making his first appearance in a new high school. The boy showed up in the morning wearing a pink polo shirt. Some school bullies verbally abused him for his choice of color. They used some vulgar words, and made him feel very upset. Two senior students heard about the bullying taking place, and decided to take a stand against it.

The seniors were Travis Price and David (DJ) Shepherd. Travis and DJ went to a local department store and bought every pink tank top they could find. They spread the word on the social networking site "Facebook" to try to get all of the seniors to wear pink the next day. When they got to school the next day, they handed the shirts out to all of the seniors. They eventually had to go back and purchase more tank tops due to such a showing of support for the student! The rest is history!

The bullies were not happy about the stand, and started throwing chairs around. Everyone else thought it was a heroic, creative way to take a stand against bullying. The Canadian media picked up the story, and eventually it spread to the United States media. The boys have since been featured on MTV, Dateline NBC, CBC news and many other television programs. The Nova Scotia Premier (equivalent to a Governer) declared a special day in Nova Scotia schools to honor the stand.

Our organization was working on International STAND UP to Bullying Day at the time of the stand, and spoke with Travis and DJ to get their support. We decided after speaking with the boys to cancel the production of the black STANDUP Pledge shirts that were planned to be used for International STAND UP to Bullying Day and change the color to pink. These new pink shirts will NEVER be changed and will stay this color for every International STAND UP to Bullying Day in coming years!

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Author: hi
Date added: 06/03/2014, 02:35 PM
hi
Author: STEVEN Crooks
Date added: 12/02/2013, 03:10 PM
I am motivated by the idea that nobody can get bullied if they make a stand and it is their own fault. It is the very fact that the Bully pushes past that stand and enforces their will on another that is not capable to 'make a stand'/also this is entertainment for some people-Bullies. If you have never been 'bullied', or admit to it, no matter what your age or how big or mean you are, you think that this is all BS. We are not desiring ourselves to be victims, just as a person who drives a car desires to be in a car accident next time they drive. It happens.
Author: STEVEN Crooks
Date added: 12/02/2013, 03:10 PM
I am motivated by the idea that nobody can get bullied if they make a stand and it is their own fault. It is the very fact that the Bully pushes past that stand and enforces their will on another that is not capable to 'make a stand'/also this is entertainment for some people-Bullies. If you have never been 'bullied', or admit to it, no matter what your age or how big or mean you are, you think that this is all BS. We are not desiring ourselves to be victims, just as a person who drives a car desires to be in a car accident next time they drive. It happens.
Author: crystal
Date added: 11/03/2013, 09:35 PM
this is good I am a person with a disability I been bullied still 8 grade it good to stand up to people who are so mean
Author: jules
Date added: 10/13/2013, 11:36 AM
this is so wonderful!! I have a beautiful daughter whom is in the 4th grade and has been bullied for several years this year when she went a week with out eating lunch because another student told her it was nasty to have to eat next to someone with such nasty hands! I knew I would not tell my child to just ignore them.... But the next day while sitting at work it was eating me inside! I stood up looked at my co-worker and said I have to go to the school right now!!! I went and talked with my daughters teacher who was aware of the bullying problem. She had told me they were trying new things to help with anti-bullying... Then I went and talked with the principle who was just heartbroken listening to the stories my daughter had been coming home and telling me. That day when I picked my kids up from school my daughter looked and me and said "guess what mom today teacher had all the boys go in one room and girls in another and she talked to us about bullying and how it wasn't right then she looked back at me and smiled like it was all going to be ok!" I started crying but not because I was sad they were happy tears I knew that there was gunna be a change for the better!! The following Monday when my daughter went to school and opened her locker some 5th grade girls had wrote her notes reading " don't ever lose your sparkle" they all waved to her in the hall way and were proud to eat lunch with her truly amazing!!....our school now has an anti-bully council started by my daughters teacher, and this coming homecoming parade they are having an anti-bully float, and my daughters will be throwing anti-bullying rubber bracelets!! And I will be talking with the principle and my daughters teacher about turning our school pink on april 9, 2014!!
Author: bumbum
Date added: 04/24/2013, 08:42 PM
this is fuckin' weird
Author: Julianna Smith
Date added: 12/13/2012, 10:04 PM
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Author: Cesar
Date added: 9/26/2012, 09:12 PM
Kewl you sholud come up with that. Excellent!
Author: Gold
Date added: 9/24/2012, 04:15 PM
this is an amazing song .I can retlae to this song I've have experienced bullying myself and I've learned just to keep my head up high because in the day it's the bullies who are jelous .Thank You Pixie Lott!xxxxx
Author: Ruby
Date added: 04/21/2012, 12:54 AM
So so so glad I found out about this. I have a bullying page and I hop eyou don't mind I created this as an event!! woo hoo! we can take A STAND!!

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