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Fleming senior wears racist T-shirt to school ^ | 9.15.05 | BRAD SCHMIDT

Posted on 09/15/2005 10:46:04 AM PDT by conserv13

"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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: dangerseeker; darwin; dixie; dixielost; florida; hateflag; idiot; moron; race; rebellion; slavery; slaves; treason; tshirt
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To: MineralMan


81 posted on 09/15/2005 11:06:02 AM PDT by jpeg82
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To: Puppage; jude24
"Is white bed linen a racist symbol if is on your bed?"


Well, the white dude's mouth prolly assisted greatly in this altercation. Sometimes, a little dose of shut-my-mouth helps, unless one has the wherewithall to back it up.

83 posted on 09/15/2005 11:06:23 AM PDT by azhenfud (He who always is looking up seldom finds others' lost change.)
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To: FreedomCalls

Attacking those jerks would be akin to bullying. Look at them, they're skinny, pale and out of shape.

84 posted on 09/15/2005 11:06:23 AM PDT by TypeZoNegative (Future Minnesota Refugee)
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To: TypeZoNegative
you also have to hear other people's chagrin

Maybe, but he did more than just "hear" it didn't he?

I wonder if Byrd was under one of them hoods.

85 posted on 09/15/2005 11:06:49 AM PDT by Lekker 1 ("Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"- Harry M. Warner, Warner Bros., 1927)
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To: conserv13
"My mom was kind of upset about it. My dad was like, whatever, it's your life."

IMO speaks volumns.

86 posted on 09/15/2005 11:06:51 AM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: thoughtomator
"Racist or not, we either have free speech or we don't."

Actions have consequences. You may think all speech is free but that is incorrect. The First Amendment protects your speech from GOVERNMENT interference. Your neighbor may still legally bash your nose if you speak "fighting words".

87 posted on 09/15/2005 11:06:57 AM PDT by NetValue (No enemy has inflicted as much damage on America as liberals.)
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To: thoughtomator

I think the courts have ruled that certain types of speech can be restricted in schools if that form of speech is an impediment to the learning procees for other students. Sory of a modified you can't yell fire in the movie house sort of thing. I think this would certainly apply here.

88 posted on 09/15/2005 11:07:01 AM PDT by Ignatius J Reilly
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To: thoughtomator

Your hyperbole is silly.

89 posted on 09/15/2005 11:07:26 AM PDT by wtc911 (see my profile for how to contribute to a pentagon heroes fund)
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To: lady lawyer
I have to wonder out loud what would happen to a black kid who made a racial slur against whites? You can't tell me that never happens. Would he be punished?

A white kid would be branded racist for daring to question the black kid's remarks.

90 posted on 09/15/2005 11:07:35 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: ncountylee

No. If you read the whole story you'd have read that the white kid chose not to press charges.

91 posted on 09/15/2005 11:07:39 AM PDT by dmz
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To: sandbar
Ok, that shirt was completely unacceptable. That being said, how much do you want to bet that these kids get away with assault because they were OFFENDED.

Well, if you use the often devoid of intelligence, liberal logic, the black kid should be charged with assault as a hate crime.

92 posted on 09/15/2005 11:08:09 AM PDT by Seamus Mc Gillicuddy (Bush is responsible for Hurricane Katrina; like spoons are responsible for Rosie O'Donnell being fat)
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To: antiRepublicrat
Everybody has a right to freedom of speech/expression. OTOH, everybody has a responsibility to take the consequences of it. In this case, he got his consequences.

The only legitimate consequence is disciplinary action, all the other things are inappropriate. I suppose you wouldn't advocate murder because someone was "offended", would you? Where do you draw the line?
93 posted on 09/15/2005 11:08:24 AM PDT by DoraC (Ceterum censeo Palaestinam esse delendam!)
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To: jude24

I love people saying its ok to hit the kid...Just remember it when its you and yours...Yes the kid is an idiot but lets not get silly here

94 posted on 09/15/2005 11:08:27 AM PDT by skaterboy (Be good)
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To: jpeg82

Great video!

95 posted on 09/15/2005 11:08:28 AM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: DoraC
I disagree. There are many reasons to hit someone. One of the reasons this country is in such sad shape is that people are scared to hit someone. Instead they call lawyers.

This kid has a shirt that could pass if it was just a rebel flag, but dragging two blacks behind a car deserves a wuppin.

Now it would be interesting to see what would happen if a black kid had a picture of two whites being dragged behind a car.
96 posted on 09/15/2005 11:08:38 AM PDT by TomasUSMC (FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.)
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To: Lekker 1

He heard a ringing in his ears after he got punched.

97 posted on 09/15/2005 11:08:58 AM PDT by TypeZoNegative (Future Minnesota Refugee)
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To: MineralMan
I'm afraid I must disagree with you on this one. The t-shirt is the equivalent of "fighting words.

Wrong,wrong,wrong! No,that kid shouldn't have been wearing such a T shirt in school.

Yes,the kid wearing it should have been punished,perhaps even with long term (or even permanent) expulsion.

Yes,any student offended by the T shirt had the right to go to the Principal's office and complain vigorously (same with any kid's parents)

No,the kid had no right to assault the wearer under those circumstances.

And,BTW...the same would apply if the situation was reversed (black kid wearing a T shirt that says "Kill Whitey",white kid assaulting him).

98 posted on 09/15/2005 11:09:15 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: DoraC

I agree. The press will undoubtedly rally behind the black student as having a "right" to lash out at something offensive.

I'm sure that there a quite a few of us who are sick and tired of being called racists by unelected black leaders, but we're expected to sit there and take it. The mere existence of affirmative action presumes racism by businessmen, regardless of background.

The black student helped reinforce the stereotype of blacks being violent. It's too bad the black student just didn't walk away.

99 posted on 09/15/2005 11:09:23 AM PDT by DilJective (Property ownership is a right. Taxing us out of our homes is criminal.)
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To: jude24

Yes it does...what world you in?

100 posted on 09/15/2005 11:09:29 AM PDT by skaterboy (Be good)
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