The classic bully takes a kid’s lunch money.
But a new type of bully—”school lunch shaming,” when a student has no money for lunch to begin with—is on the upswing in schools across the country, CNN reports.
This type of “hidden” or “unintentional” bullying greatly affects Latino kids.
Latino kids comprise about 1 in 4 of the kids participating in the National School Lunch Program, according to the National Council of La Raza.
“It’s the working poor who get screwed,” Jill Duban, who heads up a program called Common Threads a school district that helps low-income and homeless families, told CNN. “The lunch ladies are not always nice about it.
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