Skip to comments.Fleming senior wears racist T-shirt to school
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.
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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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.
Attacking those jerks would be akin to bullying. Look at them, they're skinny, pale and out of shape.
Maybe, but he did more than just "hear" it didn't he?
I wonder if Byrd was under one of them hoods.
IMO speaks volumns.
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".
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.
Your hyperbole is silly.
A white kid would be branded racist for daring to question the black kid's remarks.
No. If you read the whole story you'd have read that the white kid chose not to press charges.
Well, if you use the often devoid of intelligence, liberal logic, the black kid should be charged with assault as a hate crime.
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
He heard a ringing in his ears after he got punched.
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).
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.
Yes it does...what world you in?
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