“It was either shun or be shunned. The meaner you were to the “rejects” the more popular you became with members of you clique.” To me this means that the popular kids want you to be mean to the kids that are maybe a little different. Because they think that they are better then the other people because they have better close or skiner or just where they live.
I think that people think that they have to either be mean to the non popular kids or be nice to the non popular kids and get left out of the so called “cool crowd”. But I would say that if they don’t like who I hang out with then I don’t need to hang out with them anyway.
There was a new kid at my school and she wanted me to stop hanging out with one of my best friends because she did not have the best close or did not live in the best neighborhood and she wanted me to start making fun of her because she thought that would be a fun thing to do.