Apparently this started with a character on South Park who described redheads as "evil" and "soulless". This gave a fourteen-year-old boy the idea of starting a Facebook group dedicated to the idea of promoting November 20 as "National Kick a Ginger Day". The group soon had over 5000 members, and unfortunately some people decided to take the idea literally.
Redheaded students at schools throughout Canada reported
being kicked and punched by other students on Nov. 20. One student, Aaron Mishkin (pictured), felt so traumatized
that he skipped school the next day.
Things like this just confirm my most pessimistic feelings about the human race. Sometimes people really suck.