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September 16, 2005

Stupid people wearing stupid shirts

From the Florida Times-Union...

"What's up with your shirt?"

Those are the words a former senior at Fleming Island High School remembers hearing as he walked from his fifth-period algebra class toward the gym. The 18-year-old, who is not being identified due to his family's concerns of safety, had just taken off his Dixie Outfitter T-shirt, exposing a highly offensive shirt.

"What about it?" replied the 18-year-old, skinny and white.

"Well, you know it's racial," said a black student, now in a group confronting the 18-year-old.

"Yeah. So?"

The undershirt the white student wore had a confederate flag on the front with the words "Keep it flying." On the back, a cartoon depicted a group of hooded Klansmen standing outside a church, waving to two others who had just pulled away in a car reading "Just married."

Two black men in nooses were being dragged behind.

Upset by the shirt, a 17-year-old black student hit the white student in the head. A crowd of about 100 students gathered to watch the Aug. 29 fight before authorities intervened.

Ironically, the idiot was actually asked if he wanted to press charges against the student that hit him. But, wait...it gets even more outrageous...

 The white student, who is now enrolled at a community college, said he got the shirt about a week before the incident for $10 at a flea market. He said he typically took off his shirt on the way to the gym, and on that day he didn't think about what he wore underneath.

He said he put the shirt on in the morning because he planned to wear it to a party that night with others who, like him, had enlisted in the Marines.

"I'm not racist or anything," he said. "It's just, some people I hate, some people I don't get along with. And black people just happen to be the ones because they think they're better than everyone else."

I'm sorry, while I'm the first to argue that cries of racism are tossed out way, way too quickly in this country—how in the heck is that not racist?!? And furthermore, do we really need morons like this in the Marines?!? I always thought the Marines had higher standards that that.

Of note is that this is the same high school that refused to allow a senior's photo in the yearbook, because she choose to wear a tuxedo (the choice available for boys) rather than the revealing “drape” offered for senior girls. The senior says her choice was one of propriety since the “drape” revealed too much, but other students and the administration  claim she was making a statement because she is a lesbian.

Quite a screwed up school, if you ask me.

Posted by Danny Carlton at September 16, 2005 07:20 AM

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JUST MY OPINION!!! WHICH I AM STILL ENTITLED TOO!!!! EXCUSE MY POLITICALY INCORRECTNESS!!! LACK OF PERFECT ENGLISH!!! WHERE WAS THE GOVERNMENT ATTITUDE!!!! It's all about MY rights as a hard working,providing,legal,born and raised,love my parish and country AMERICAN CITIZEN!!!!! Not with my family were slaves so YOU owe me. NOT!!!!!! YOU HAVE TO WORK for what you NEED and want to support your OWN family so I OWE YOU!! NOT!!! GET OVER IT!!!!!!!! YOU HAVE TO WORK your butt off for every bit of pride you have and its now unconstitutional to say UNDER GOD!!!! 1 NATION UNDER GOD!!!! INDIVISABLE!!! WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!!!!! AMEN!!! I am not any religion but I still am an AMERICAN CITIZEN who is fighting every day for what I thought this country stood for!! NOONE is any more deserving than the other. I will not blame religon or any 1 person for anything!!! It is ALL PEOPLE IN THIS NATION's responsibility to help all people in this nation. 1 NATION UNDER GOD!!!! INDIVISABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How may time have I said that!!! ALL MY AMERICAN BORN AND RAISED LIFE!!!! Lets STOP the division which is everywhere!!! I am no better!! You are no better!! But I SHOULD NOT be responsible for anyones IRRESPONSIBILITY!!!! My kids SHOULD be given the same rights as any other SO CALLED (class of citizen) who thinks the government or ME or MY FAMILY OWES them anything!!!!! AT ALLL!!!! Born and raised in ST.BERNARD PARISH, LOUISIANA!!!! Its not about race!!! Thank god our people STAYED there to do what they HAD to do to HELP AND THEY FOUGHT FOR SURVIVAL!!! To save our people!!! ALL PEOPLE!!! UNITED STATES CITIZENS!!!! Not just LOUISIANA(LOUISIANA PROUD so we did what we had to!! To save and help our own!!!!) Because the Governer didn't beg and plea or sign a damn paper!!!! When the WHOLE UNITED STATES knew what the possibility might be and did become(inconceivable to most)Catastrophic!!! Saw the whole thing on TV!!!!! Every day!!! Just sat there WAITING!!!! Day after day!!! NO HELP from the government for WAY too long!!! But I don't blame it on racisim!!! I am from ST.Bernard Parish, Louisiana!!! We were forgotton about TOO!!! Still are!!! The Big Easy comes first?? That's OK. We will overcome and be united under 1 GOD INDIVISABLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!!!!! AMEN!!!!!!!!! GOD BLESS THE PARISH AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!!!

Posted by: From THE Parish at September 18, 2005 05:52 AM

Huh?

Posted by: Danny Carlton at September 19, 2005 01:05 PM

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