Even if the students were acting the way you claim, that doesn't excuse anything Phillips, the Black Hebrews, or the media did. The simple fact remains the former are children, while the latter are all adults. Socially, adults are held to a much higher standard of behavior than children and rightfully so because adults are supposed to know better. It's like when my kids fight with each other. One is 8 and the other is 3. The older one almost always gets in more trouble than the younger one even if she isn't the one that started it because she is older and should be the more mature one and shouldn't be sinking to a toddler's level.