Before Columbine, where was bullying taken seriously? Slate's Emily Bazelon says fictional characters like Laura Ingalls Wilder stood in for real kids who endured verbal and physical abuse by their peers, because adults turned their heads. She talks to Think host Krys Boyd at 1 p.m.
In her book Sticks and Stones, Bazelon explains how the Columbine school shooting shook America awake to the realities of bullying. Before that, it was just considered part of being a kid. Here's an excerpt.
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