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    I'm 15 and in 9th grade. We recently just moved from the city to the country and I hate it here. And as for the school,I'm one of about 7 black kids and I can't go one day without hearing some type of racist sentence and I can't say anything racial back because since most of the school is white,I'll be mocking the whole school. I've tried to express my hating the situation to my dad but he keeps telling me to grow up and I'll get used to it. And my mom who lives back in the city says if I were to live with her,she would send me to a catholic school,which doesn't work for me since I'm the only atheist in a catholic family. And when I tell them I want to go back to my old school they both give me awful excuses for not wanting to. Also my dad is a complete *** who thinks he knows what I'm thinking at all times,jumps to conclusions,gets angry so easily and is the biggest hypocrite but you can't tell him that or he'll get angry and start screaming and slamming stuff. And my mom is too religious for me, and is too over protective and wants me to be what she wants and not what I want. So I started planning on running away. The only part I don't have planned out is where I'll go when I do. There isn't anyone I can think of going to that won't give me up to my family.

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    Re: Planning on running away but I don't know where I'll go

    Hello and thank you for reaching out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline (NRS). It sounds like the recent move from urban to rural schools has been difficult for you because of the racist comments you hear from peers and the new environment you're forced to live in. We are sorry you are experiencing cruelty like that. It seems you want to run away to get away from all of the tension and conflict. Sometimes having a space to talk about what you're going through can shed light on some solutions or help to come up with a safe option. We are not here to tell you what to do or what not to do. If you decided to leave and found yourself without a safe place to go, we can try to locate shelters for you so you are at least somewhere safe. As always, we are here to listen and offer support. Miscommunication and misunderstanding are often the basis of most conflicts in relationships. Learning how to express you needs and interests may help to change the way you and your parents interact with one another.

    If you would like to talk or receive some resources that may help, we are here for you 24/7, every day. Our services are free and confidential, meaning we won't share that information with anyone else.

    We hope whatever you decide to do is one that keeps your safety a priority.

    We look forward to your call or chat soon.

    Take care,

    Last edited by ccsmod6; 03-23-2016, 08:32 AM.
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