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Fla. Girl, 12, Called Racist For Wearing Palin T-Shirt
MyFOX Orlando (CHannel 35) ^ | Friday, 17 Oct 2008, 9:45 AM EDT | MyFox Orlando writers

Posted on 10/17/2008 12:34:10 PM PDT by ransomnote

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. -- She's only 12 years old, but Ashleigh Jones is feeling the heat of this election year.

That’s because the seventh grader at New Smyrna Beach Middle School was called a racist by classmates (Video: MyFoxOrlando) for wearing a T-shirt in support of VP candidate Sarah Palin, Orlando FOX affiliate WOFL reported.

Jones is volunteering at the Republican Headquarters in New Smyrna Beach. The Palin t-shirt was a gift from her fellow volunteers.

But when she wore it to school she learned just how tough politics can be.

"Some of the students were calling me racist because I was Caucasian," she said. "I wanted the Caucasian man to win. And I told them that’s not true. It’s my freedom of speech, it’s my opinion."

Jones' parents said they're not mad at the school; they just want everyone -- including their daughter -- to voice their opinions constructively, WOFL reported.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxorlando.com ...


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Obama has 'Children of the Corn' type vidoes where the children sing of the new utopia that Obama will bring. So logically (NOT) apparently the next step is teaching/leading children to taunt other children as racist if they support McCain/Palin? I hate to see the left redefine the word 'racism' to mean 'different opinion' and have it percolate throughout our culture, right down to the innocence of childhood.
1 posted on 10/17/2008 12:34:12 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

The sadest thing is that 40 year old, intelligent liberals are acting the same way as these 12 year olds.


2 posted on 10/17/2008 12:39:07 PM PDT by kc8ukw
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To: ransomnote

If Obama is elected it will become a hate crime to disagree or protest.


3 posted on 10/17/2008 12:39:07 PM PDT by kik5150
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To: ransomnote

Call on Obama to repudiate...

LOL welcome to the Obamanation Supression of free speech and political opposition.


4 posted on 10/17/2008 12:39:30 PM PDT by tomnbeverly (Night of the Obama Zombies (Premier 11/04/08. Coming to a neighborhood near you))
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To: ransomnote

We really need uniforms for all schools. In school, I never wore a Reagan tee shirt even though I thought he was great...Ok I went to Catholic school. lol. Seriously to see kids wearing Obama tee shirts make me sick. Obviously there parents are putting them up to it. Who are these Obama mania kids thinking they are influencing? Other seventh graders. lol. I think there are other ways to express your support for a candidate.


5 posted on 10/17/2008 12:42:11 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: ransomnote

The same type of stuff has been happening in my sister’s MS in Indianapolis


6 posted on 10/17/2008 12:42:11 PM PDT by redangus
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To: ransomnote
Hmmm.... I have a Palin t-shirt, too. When I wore it to the local county fair, I received many positive responses and just some dirty looks from disapproving Democrats.
7 posted on 10/17/2008 12:42:35 PM PDT by PERKY2004 (Pray for my husband Ron -- deployed to Iraq for the fifth time.)
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To: ransomnote
I hate to see the left redefine the word 'racism' to mean 'different opinion'

And that's precisely what they've done. Over the years I've read about people being called "racists" for supporting across-the-board tax cuts, drilling at ANWR, 2nd Amendment rights, etc. The word was no meaning now.

8 posted on 10/17/2008 12:42:53 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: ransomnote

Is it surprising that the Liberal bigots are spawning Liberal bigots?


9 posted on 10/17/2008 12:43:20 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: ransomnote

10 posted on 10/17/2008 12:44:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: kik5150

Political correctness has ALWAYS been about supressing dissent and criminalizing conservativism. It never was about “tolerance” for “diversity”.


11 posted on 10/17/2008 12:45:10 PM PDT by weegee (In honor of Joe the Plumber, at noon, we should all lower our trousers to half mast.)
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To: kc8ukw

No—the 40 year olds have been warped over time and will be advocating that the girl get gang raped and then sent to re-education camp. The next time we see her, she’ll have that lobotomized look on her face and will be waiving an Obama banner.


12 posted on 10/17/2008 12:45:14 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: ransomnote

It’s only going to get worse. I’d stock up now....If you know what I mean...


13 posted on 10/17/2008 12:45:25 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Just Say NObama!)
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To: ransomnote
I hate to see the left redefine the word 'racism' to mean 'different opinion' and have it percolate throughout our culture, right down to the innocence of childhood.

Too late, they've already defined a difference with liberal dictum as "hate", so this is just specializing the general case.

14 posted on 10/17/2008 12:45:38 PM PDT by kevkrom (If Obama promises to tax your neighbor to give to you, what's he promising your neighbor?)
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To: ransomnote
My 12YO daughter has seen kids at her middle school (also central Florida) wearing B.O. T-shirts, so she made her own Tshirt that says "McCain-Palin 08" and wore it today.
She'll be home in a half-hour. I'll ask her, first thing, what the reaction was and post it.
15 posted on 10/17/2008 12:45:48 PM PDT by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, he-he, ho-ho!)
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To: ransomnote

Wait so now your racist just for wearing a shirt supporting another candidate? The shirt was pink and had the McCain/Palin logo on it. Thats it!


16 posted on 10/17/2008 12:46:33 PM PDT by Domandred (McWhathisname / Palin - 2008)
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To: jeffc

BTW! When I BM something, where does it go? I cannot find find any BM’s I have made . . . .LOL


17 posted on 10/17/2008 12:46:55 PM PDT by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, he-he, ho-ho!)
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To: ransomnote

Obviously she would have been praised if she had worn an “Obama for President” t shirt, and would not have been called racist.
Too bad this radical marxist is probably going to get elected because of White guilt.


18 posted on 10/17/2008 12:47:01 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism = serious mental deficiency)
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To: Dallas59

I only have 10,000 or so. Time to stock up.


19 posted on 10/17/2008 12:48:23 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

Yeah, but the’ll be on hell of a backlash down the road.


20 posted on 10/17/2008 12:49:41 PM PDT by east1234 (It's the borders stupid! My new enviromentalist inspired tagline: cut, kill, dig and drill)
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To: ransomnote

Call everything racist. Everything that isn’t the way you want it to be — call it racist. For instance, “I ate too much, now my pants are racist” or “I haven’t mowed in 3 weeks now my lawn looks racist”. Apply it to everything. The idea is to defuse the word and make it meaningless.


21 posted on 10/17/2008 12:50:18 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Nepolean fries the idea powder)
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To: ransomnote

My son is in junior high school.

In one of his classes, they polled the students.

My son was the only student who picked McCain.

This made him a racist.

He’s also a racist because he doesn’t like rap music.

He’s been called a racist because he won’t submit to the attempted shakedowns at the lunchline or the snack vendors.

Seems like anyone just having decent values anymore is branded as a racist.

We regularly laugh about the stupidity of it all, but it still maddens us underneath it all.


22 posted on 10/17/2008 12:51:26 PM PDT by Califreak (As seen on TV: S.A.R.A.H!-Sane Americans Are Against Hussein-Obama!)
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To: PERKY2004

I like your pink hat! You go girl.


23 posted on 10/17/2008 12:51:42 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Westlander

All-rightly then, the rules have been set. Anyone wearing an obama shirt is a sexist.

A lose lose situation. Or is it the replacement for the “when did you stop beating your wife” question.


24 posted on 10/17/2008 12:52:15 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (It is amazing how people are comforted by percentages)
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To: ransomnote
Jones' parents said they're not mad at the school...

Idiots. That is precisely WHY the other children criticized your daughter.

25 posted on 10/17/2008 12:52:23 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: BenLurkin
The shirt doesn't even say "Sarah Palin" it just says "Sarah." For all we know, the girl could just be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Roseanne. /s


26 posted on 10/17/2008 12:53:40 PM PDT by library user
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To: Domandred

Aside from the ‘crime’ of wearing a T-shirt bearing the internationally known names of presidential and VP candidates, this little girl may secretly be guilty of admiring a sucessful woman blazing a trail in politics. So she’s not wearing a Britney Spears t-shirt - instead she chose someone inspiring?

It’s ok for others to have role models...you just have to have the right...uh...I mean LEFT ones! She just needs to be indoctrinated to select her role models based on race...


27 posted on 10/17/2008 12:54:03 PM PDT by ransomnote (Christian, American, Republican....in that order)
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To: ransomnote
"I hate to see the left redefine the word 'racism' to mean 'different opinion' and have it percolate throughout our culture, right down to the innocence of childhood."

Don't be afraid of it yourself, you know as well as I do that in this case the word "left" should be replaced by the word 'blacks'. It wasn't the "left" that taunted this white girl, it was blacks, period. Now THAT is true racism. I believe I'm finally beginning to see white people fight back against this phenomenon of reverse discriminaton/racism, and once we finally unify against this travesty there will be no stopping us from putting a hard and fast end to it. Not even the lying, deceiving media and the rabid "left" will be able to prevent justice, try as they may.

There is no reason, not one, why white people of today should lie down and become door mats for any so-called 'minority' simply because that 'minority' feels indignant about what happened to their ancestors long ago. If they really want to live their lives in anger and rage, it should be against their own African history, because the slave trade was perpetuated and made possible by African infighting and enslaving each other, and then selling those slaves for filthy luca to European slave traders.

Maybe we need an angry, humorless, racist man like Barak Hussein Obama to become President so the masses can see and feel for themselves that reverse discrimination is a modern day injustice against innocent white people, who are no more linked to slavery than the man in the moon.

28 posted on 10/17/2008 12:54:08 PM PDT by rangeryder (If a man says something in the woods, is he still wrong?)
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To: rangeryder

I have heard whites accuse other whites of racism because they support McCain/Palin so I apply that phenomena to these children too. I think it’s likely that indoctrinated children of all races are being influenced to believe that they would be wrong or evil to support any white person in any position against any person of color. THe race card is so prevalent that I think it skips logic and goes to rote training.


29 posted on 10/17/2008 12:57:16 PM PDT by ransomnote (Christian, American, Republican....in that order)
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To: ransomnote

bump


30 posted on 10/17/2008 12:58:08 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (I'm MissouriConservative and I approved this message.)
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To: ransomnote

So, a white kid wearing a Palin t-shirt is racism, but a black kid wearing an Obama t-shirt is not.

To take that further: a white kid wearing an Obama t-shirt would be laudatory, I assume, but a black kid wearing a Palin t-shirt would be......Uncle Tom-ism.

I’m working on getting equipped for life in Barack Obama’s America. We’re already there whether he gets elected or not.


31 posted on 10/17/2008 12:58:20 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (Stand up for liberty and the Constitution. Defeat Obama.)
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Well, maybe she BE a racist.


32 posted on 10/17/2008 12:59:13 PM PDT by Godwin1 (Battleground staes sghould be saturated with Wright stat)
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To: jeffc

This can work both ways, but with some class. A worker at my local coffee shop was wearing an Obama T-Shirt. I asked her, in front of the shop’s owner, if she knew the only guarantee in our Constitution; of course, she had no idea.

I told her that I have yet to meet an Obam-butt that knew the first thing about our Constitution. After that, none of the kids display any political ware. The coffee tastes better.


33 posted on 10/17/2008 1:00:18 PM PDT by Loud Mime (President Bush, Order the FEC to Delay the Election until ACORN is investigated)
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To: ransomnote
"THe race card is so prevalent that I think it skips logic and goes to rote training"

True, the race card has become a means for certain people to silence certain other people, but all it's going to take to put and end to this charade is a little time and some courage. If a 12 year old girl can find that courage and stand up and face these indoctrinated rats by voicing her political opinion on her shirt, maybe she will encourage and incentivise the rest of us. Here's hoping ..........

34 posted on 10/17/2008 1:03:23 PM PDT by rangeryder (If a man says something in the woods, is he still wrong?)
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To: ransomnote

This is one of the main problems with polling—some people will feel intimidated into not saying they are going to vote Republican because they may have the impression the pollster will perceive it as a racist decision and an ugly argument will ensue.


36 posted on 10/17/2008 1:04:12 PM PDT by Burkean
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To: jeffc
Well . . . sorry to say, my daughter didn't wear her McCain shirt. She somehow forgot about it.
She promises to where it Monday, though. We'll see how it goes.
37 posted on 10/17/2008 1:08:16 PM PDT by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, he-he, ho-ho!)
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To: Burkean

I feel that is the true source of the ‘Bradley effect’. It’s known that you will most likely be confronted with hostile and sometimes physical opposition if you say you are voting Republican.
I recall reading an article written by a liberal writer in LA. He performed an experiment wherein he spent the day walking around wearing a pro-Bush t-shirt and cap and then another day wearing a pro-Kerry t-shirt and cap and compared his experiences. He admitted that wearing Republican regalia earned him more contemptuous and confrontational treatment compared with his experience wearing pro-Kerry clothing.
Republican supporters tended to glance at his pro-Kerry attire and glance at his face to assess his person. Pro-Bush attire received shudders, sneers, growled hostile remarks, rude treatment in stores etc.


38 posted on 10/17/2008 1:11:13 PM PDT by ransomnote (Christian, American, Republican....in that order)
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To: Paved Paradise

Yeah! SHe’s a doll and I can’t believe anyone could find fault with her ensemble - that hat would defeat any criticism all by itself.


39 posted on 10/17/2008 1:12:56 PM PDT by ransomnote (Christian, American, Republican....in that order)
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To: Cyclone59

I like where you are going with that. How about one more rule. Anyone wearing an Obama t-shirt is racist (against whitey).


40 posted on 10/17/2008 1:14:00 PM PDT by ransomnote (Christian, American, Republican....in that order)
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To: ransomnote

It’s time for kiddie sensitivity training classes to begin. /sarc


41 posted on 10/17/2008 1:15:50 PM PDT by BlueYonder
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To: kc8ukw

“intelligent liberals”

Is there such a thing?


42 posted on 10/17/2008 1:16:36 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (GO SOX! Squish the Fish!)
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To: napscoordinator

“Who are these Obama mania kids thinking they are influencing? Other seventh graders.”

Yeah for when ACORN registers them to vote.


43 posted on 10/17/2008 1:17:55 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (GO SOX! Squish the Fish!)
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To: 2CAVTrooper

That is a true point. It would be funny if we didn’t know how true your statement is.


44 posted on 10/17/2008 1:20:56 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

I’m pretty sure those rules apply to adults, as well.


45 posted on 10/17/2008 1:21:48 PM PDT by Mark319 (The U.S. fought Marxism throughout the 20th century and now Americans are voting it right in.)
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To: 2CAVTrooper

http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/kidshome

Check out the sixth suggestion down.


46 posted on 10/17/2008 1:25:03 PM PDT by Mark319 (The U.S. fought Marxism throughout the 20th century and now Americans are voting it right in.)
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To: napscoordinator

As I had stated before in another thread, every state should throw out the applications generated by third parties and especially those turned in by ACORN.


47 posted on 10/17/2008 1:27:56 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (GO SOX! Squish the Fish!)
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To: ransomnote

A glimpse of the future.


48 posted on 10/17/2008 1:28:56 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: Domandred
Wait so now your racist just for wearing a shirt supporting another candidate? The shirt was pink and had the McCain/Palin logo on it. Thats it!

She should have flung it back at them and called them sexists. LOL

It's just that it doesn't come naturally to our side to stoop that low.

49 posted on 10/17/2008 1:29:56 PM PDT by Allegra (NO giving up, NO quitting, NO doom and gloom, NO drama queens...Keep up the faith)
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To: kc8ukw
"The sadest thing is that 40 year old, intelligent liberals are acting the same way as these 12 year olds."

Sorry, there is absolutely nothing intelligent about anyone that supports Obama. They are all utter morons.

50 posted on 10/17/2008 1:33:48 PM PDT by apt4truth
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