On November 14, Jordan Jackson, who is 8 years old and black, was allegedly attacked by a group of white boys, according to the Huffington Post.
During the beating, one of the assailants is said to have told Jackson, "You need to go back to the cotton farm," reports RT.
The incident, which left the young boy with multiple injuries, occurred on the grounds of Geismar, Louisiana's Spanish Lake Primary School.
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Jackson's mother, Alana, addressed the brutality via Facebook, writing, "...my 8 year old son had to physically defend himself and his sister on the playground after a 13 year old boy slammed him to the ground breaking his arm & giving him a concussion, a 6 year old threw mulch at them and a 9-year-old told him to 'go back to the cotton farm.'"
Alana continued, "Now you tell me...as a parent, how do I not feel hurt? As an African American, how do I not take offense? As a Christian, how do I not seek love? I am disappointed that our culture has exhibited the behavior that makes our children believe that this type of behavior is acceptable...Yet I am hopeful that God is still in control."
Jackson's uncle Cris Colbert has set up a GoFundMe page, seeking donations to help with the family's rising medical expenses.