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  • Woman with 22 visible piercings seeks end to workplace dress code discrimination

    06/17/2014 5:14:41 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 61 replies
    National Post ^ | June 16, 2014 | Katrina Clarke
    An Edmonton woman who says she’s being discriminated against because she has 22 visible piercings is reigniting the debate about workplace dress codes. Kendra Behringer, 24, complained that one prospective employer threw out her résumé in front of her, but lawyers believe her chances of establishing discrimination are slim to non-existent, while employment and image experts say businesses are entitled to set rules on how workers dress. “The [employer] is going to perhaps wonder, ‘Will this person be able to conform to the rules that we have, or is this somebody who is more rebellious?’” said Diane Craig, president of...
  • Pentagon, McDonald's Capitulate To Sharia Law

    01/29/2014 7:07:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Investors.com ^ | January 29, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Islamofascism: Caving to pressure from Muslim groups, the Pentagon has relaxed uniform rules to allow Islamic beards, turbans and hijabs. It's a major win for political correctness and a big loss for military unit cohesion. Also, the sharia-compliant regulation threatens to expand the jihadi Fifth Column that counterintelligence already is dealing with in the wake of the Fort Hood massacre. The FBI is tracking more than 100 suspected jihadists within the military. Making special accommodations for Islam will only attract more Muslims into the military at a time when two recent terror cases highlight the ongoing danger of Muslims in...
  • Morton’s Steakhouse employees boot cancer-ridden man for wearing a wool beanie

    12/17/2013 9:44:20 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/16/13 | SASHA GOLDSTEIN
    Robert Chambers has been fighting cancer for 10 months so he occasionally wears a beanie to warm his cold head. Morton's staff apparently thought the cap did not fit the restaurant's dress code and ordered him to take it off. Morton’s Steakhouse will donate thousands of dollars to a Tennessee children’s hospital after staff at the restaurant’s Nashville location kicked out a large group when a cancer-ridden diner covered his head with a wool beanie. There was immediate social media backlash after the 16-person Christmas party at the restaurant rang up a $2,500 bill at the chain steakhouse Friday and...
  • Cancer Patient Forced To Remove Hat at Nashville Restaurant

    12/17/2013 4:03:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 281 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | 12/16/13 | Jason Lamb
    Morton's The Steakhouse, a high-end restaurant chain, is responding after a firestorm of complaints on social media about how it treated a cancer patient dining at its Nashville location over the weekend. A man undergoing chemotherapy treatments says he was asked to take off his hat because it violated the restaurant's dress code. Robert Chambers says he put on a beanie to keep him warm --combating the side effects of his chemotherapy treatments. Chambers says a waitress then told him to take off the hat because it was against dress code. After explaining that Chambers had cancer, a manager came...
  • Teen Wears 'Jesus' Costume to School for Halloween,Told to Remove It for Being 'Offensive'

    11/02/2013 6:21:12 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies
    christianpost.com ^ | November 1, 2013|11:46 pm | KATHERINE WEBER
    A Chicago-area high school pulled a senior student from class on Thursday after he showed up to school wearing a Jesus costume for Halloween. Shortly after, the school then reversed its decision and allowed the teen to return to class wearing the costume. Angenetta Frison, mother of Marshon Sanders, a senior at Highland Park High School in Chicago's northern suburbs, said in a statement to a local news outlet that her son was asked to remove his Jesus costume after two teachers at his high school reportedly complained that the costume was offensive. The costume consisted of a long white...
  • Redskins: Va. Newspaper Won’t Print It, D.C. Schools Want To Ban Jerseys

    10/18/2013 1:10:15 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 72 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | October 18, 2013 | WJZ
    WASHINGTON (WJZ)—Controversy over the name of Washington, D.C.’s football team is growing. Now a newspaper in Virginia says it won’t print the name Redskins. And several schools in D.C. want to ban team jerseys from their classrooms.
  • Video: Teen ordered to remove NRA T-shirt for “promoting violence”

    10/03/2013 6:55:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 3, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    This isn’t the Los Angeles Unified School District, either, but a school in relatively conservative Orange County that seems to have a strange and inconsistent notion of stamping out images of firearms. Sophomore Haley Bullwinkle had already worn the NRA t-shirt she received as a gift from her father to her high school several times without anyone questioning her about it. Last week, though, she got sent to the principal’s office and was told she had to remove it because the T-shirt from the nation’s largest gun-safety instruction organization promoted gun violence. What about the school’s drill team, Haley’s father...
  • Tulsa school sends girl home over hair [dreads]

    09/05/2013 11:09:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 96 replies
    FOX 23 ^ | September 5, 2013
    administrator, Millard Jones told FOX23 that Terrance Parker was fully aware what was expected. However, for his young daughter, it just hurts. "They didn't like my dreads," said Tiana. FoX23 reviewed the school's dress code. It states, "hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles are unacceptable."
  • Teachers Union May Sue Over ‘Constitutional Right’ to Wear Shorts to Work!

    07/24/2013 9:49:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/24/2013 | Kyle Olson
    Move over Trayvon Martin. Big Labor has a new favorite group of victims of social injustice - the teaching staff of Lewis County, West Virginia. Citizens have been complaining to school board members about the “way teachers dress,” according to school board president Paul Derico. As a result, the school board unanimously passed a dress code for teachers, banning blue jeans, faded jeans and shorts. Of course the teachers union is not taking this grave injustice lying down. Union officials have threatened to sue the board. "We're disappointed in the actions of the board. We don't believe it's in the...
  • The 14-year-old kid arrested over his pro-NRA shirt now faces a year in jail

    06/18/2013 8:01:35 AM PDT · by grundle · 32 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | June18, 2013
    The West Virginia eighth-grader who was suspended and arrested in late April after he refused to remove a t-shirt supporting the National Rifle Association appeared in court this week and was formally charged with obstructing an officer. As CBS affiliate WTRF reports, 14-year-old Jared Marcum now faces a $500 fine and a maximum of one year in prison. The boy’s father, Allen Lardieri, is not pleased. “Me, I’m more of a fighter and so is Jared and eventually we’re going to get through this,” Lardieri told WTRF. “I don’t think it should have ever gotten this far.” “Every aspect of...
  • Confederate flag shirts stir tensions at Mo. high school

    05/13/2013 12:53:39 PM PDT · by 0.E.O · 150 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 5/13/13 | Anon
    NIXA, Mo. —The Nixa school district is refusing to allow students to wear T-shirts emblazoned with the Confederate flag to memorialize a classmate's death. The Springfield News-Leader reports that students wanted to wear the shirts on the anniversary of a Colby Snider's May 1, 2012, death from carbon monoxide poisoning. Besides the Confederate flag, the shirts included the slogan "heritage
  • NRA T-Shirt Is Back in School, in Multiple Copies

    04/24/2013 2:05:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 99 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 23 April, 2013 | Eugene Volokh
    Several readers had e-mailed me about the story of a 14-year-old who was apparently told that he couldn’t wear an NRA T-shirt (which depicted a rifle), and then arrested when the dispute escalated. Yesterday, he was apparently back in school (see ABC News and Washington Times) wearing the shirt, and many classmates are wearing the shirt, too. From the Washington Times account: Jared Marcum, 14, was joined by about 100 other students across Logan County who wore shirts with a similar gun rights theme in a show of support for free speech. Ben White, the Charleston lawyer representing the Logan...
  • Lawsuit: student says she was suspended for being quiet, wearing pro-gay shirt

    03/08/2013 12:35:19 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/08/2013 | Eric Owens
    A student from a small Florida town has sued her high school principal, the dean of students and the local school board in federal court because, she claims, she was suspended last year for participating in a popular national “Day of Silence” — a protest against anti-gay bullying. The New Times Broward-Palm Beach, an alternative weekly newspaper, first broke the story. The student, 15-year-old Amber Hatch, claims she sought permission — via a letter — to participate. Shannon Fusco, the principal of DeSoto County High School, turned down the request. “Peaceful protests are against district policy,” Fusco allegedly explained. Fusco...
  • What God hath split asunder, let no man join together or Say No, No, No.

    10/29/2010 3:45:37 AM PDT · by grassboots.org
    www.caffeinatedthoughts.com ^ | 10/27/10 | David Shedlock
    The days are fast approaching and Iowans are going to the polls. I endorse the plan to oust the incumbent justices who hold the odd notion that two men can get married to each other. It is equivalent to believing children can bear their own parents. But a few other judges ought to go as well. Recently a district judge in Waterloo, Iowa struck down the decision of a local school board to have a dress code in its school district. These are the kinds of decisions that cause the tea party movement to rise up against judicial encroachments...
  • American flag shirts ignite firestorm

    05/06/2010 7:37:10 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 58 replies · 2,274+ views
    Gilroy Dispatch ^ | May 6, 2010 | Lindsay Bryant
    Four Live Oak High School teens sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo have become the focus of national media attention and spurred a march by Hispanic students through downtown Morgan Hill. Live Oak students Daniel Galli, Dominic Maciel, Matt Dariano and Austin Carvalho wore red, white and blue T-shirts - some with the American flag and some with flag shorts - to school Wednesday, prompting administrators to ask the students to change their clothing or turn their T-shirts inside-out because it could incite a confrontation on Cinco de Mayo. The four students' parents were called...
  • Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Shirts on Cinco De Mayo

    05/06/2010 9:26:05 AM PDT · by JoeSeales · 27 replies · 927+ views
    YouTube ^ | May 6, 2010 | KNTV
    Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Shirts on Cinco De Mayo.. I know this has probably already been posted, but this pissed me off somethin' awful this mornin..and I was having a good day.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9QlGMuZ8ic You want to fix your country? Start with this kind of nonsense. Video: KNTV San Fransisco Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees on Cinco De Mayo On any other day at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Daniel Galli and his four friends would not even be noticed for wearing T-shirts with the American flag. But Cinco de Mayo...
  • Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees

    05/06/2010 8:01:51 AM PDT · by PhxRising · 41 replies · 1,426+ views
    NBC Bay Area On any other day at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Daniel Galli and his four friends would not even be noticed for wearing T-shirts with the American flag. But Cinco de Mayo is not any typical day especially on a campus with a large Mexican American student population. Galli says he and his friends were sitting at a table during brunch break when the vice principal asked two of the boys to remove American flag bandannas that they wearing on their heads and for the others to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out. When...
  • S. Bay Students Wearing U.S. Flag Shirts Sent Home

    05/06/2010 6:04:12 AM PDT · by runningbear · 75 replies · 2,008+ views
    CBS5 news ^ | May 5, 2010 | CBS5
    MORGAN HILL (CBS 5) ― Click to enlarge1 of 1 CBS numSlides of totalImages On Cinco de Mayo, five Morgan Hill high school students came to school in red, white and blue, and got a very public lesson in school politics and free speech. The boys came to Live Oak High School on the Mexican holiday, wearing t-shirts, shorts and shoes emblazoned with American flags. Around 10 a.m., the assistant principal told sophomore Matthew Dariano he had to remove his bandana, which is against school policy.
  • Five Morgan Hill students sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts

    05/05/2010 5:32:54 PM PDT · by Ballygrl · 307 replies · 10,156+ views
    Gilroy Dispatch ^ | 5/5/10 | Lindsay Bryant
    Five Morgan Hill students sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts 2:11 PM By Lindsay Bryant Five male students were asked to leave Live Oak High School this morning because they were wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. Officials at the school could not be reached for comment, but one student said administrators called the T-shirts "incendiary." "They said we were starting a fight, we were fuel to the fire," said Matt Dariano, a sophomore. The five teens were sitting at a table outside during their brunch break around 10:10 a.m. when Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez asked two...
  • Skirts in School Uniforms “Discriminate” against Transsexuals: UK Human Rights Commission.

    03/01/2010 9:26:22 PM PST · by TaraP · 19 replies · 873+ views
    Life Site News ^ | March 1st, 2010 | Hilary White
    LONDON, March 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The iconic image of sweet little English school girls in their uniforms could become a thing of the past if the government follows the advice of its new “human rights commission.” Requiring skirts in school uniforms discriminates against school girls who want to be boys, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), said in a report this week. “Gender-specific” clothes, the EHRC said in its 68-page report on the rights of “transsexuals” this week, could be discriminatory. “Pupils born female with gender dysphoria experienced great discomfort being forced to wear stereotypical girls’ clothes –...
  • Student sues for right to wear pro-life shirt

    10/15/2009 12:42:14 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 15 replies · 664+ views
    Student sues for right to wear pro-life shirt OneNewsNow - 10/15/2009 6:40:00 AM A Pennsylvania boy is in a legal battle with his school over his pro-life T-shirt. The boy, a student of Crossroads Middle School in Lewisberry, decided to share his pro-life views with his classmates on the same day in early September that President Barack Obama addressed students nationwide. David Cortman, senior counsel with Alliance Defense Fund, explains what happened to his client. "[H]e wore a T-shirt on that day basically stating that abortion is not healthcare -- and based on the school district's policies, he was made...
  • Principal to boy: Strip off 'insulting' pro-life shirt

    10/13/2009 12:28:37 PM PDT · by motoman · 89 replies · 3,118+ views
    WND ^ | Oct 12, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    A Christian middle-school student is suing his school district after a principal ordered him to remove a T-shirt bearing the message "Abortion is not health care" on the day of President Obama's speech to schoolchildren. Alliance Defense Fund attorneys filed a lawsuit in federal court against the West Shore School District in Lewisberry, Pa., Oct. 5 on behalf of a male, Christian middle-school student identified as E.B. The boy's parents, identified as the Boyers, said they were concerned about the president's speech and the national health-care debate, including reported funding of abortion within proposed legislation. "[T]he Boyers, like many others,...
  • 'Booty shorts' and 'sagging'

    08/02/2009 2:32:28 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 32 replies · 3,315+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 02 aug 09 | James Causey
    On the first day of school last year, 17 girls from Roosevelt Middle School were sent home because their "booty shorts" left little to the imagination. The boys are another story. Boys are "sagging," their jeans so low that whoever is watching can see the brand of underwear. The "sagging" jeans and short-shorts fashion was so bad at Roosevelt that Principal Linda Roundtree instituted a dress code for this school year. But Roosevelt is not alone; nearly two dozen Milwaukee Public Schools have some type of dress code. Roundtree told me that the parents love it because it's a lot...
  • School Bans Pro-Life T-Shirt - Seventh Grader Sues

    07/08/2009 8:44:29 PM PDT · by Tabi Katz · 31 replies · 1,028+ views
    Parent Dish ^ | July 8, 2009 | amy hatch
    The mother of a California seventh-grader forced to remove her pro-life T-shirt is suing school administrators, claiming that her daughter's First Amendment rights were violated. Anna Amador says the principal at McSwain Elementary School, a K-8 school in Merced, Calif. ordered her daughter to take off the T-shirt she wore to school on "National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day" in April 2008. The shirt displays two graphic photos of a fetus in the womb with the word "growing" under the images. A third box is black, and features the word "gone." The complaint alleges that school principal Terrie Rohrer, assistant principal C.W....
  • Seventh Grader Sues School Over Right to Wear Pro-Life T-Shirt

    07/08/2009 8:59:24 AM PDT · by micheknows · 32 replies · 940+ views
    American Life League A California mom says her public school administrators violated her daughter's First Amendment rights when they ordered the seventh-grader to take off her pro-life T-shirt. Anna Amador has gone to court on behalf of her daughter, who she says was ordered by her principal to change her shirt on "National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day." The shirt the girl was wearing displays two graphic pictures of a fetus growing in the womb. The incident occurred in April 2008 at McSwain Elementary School, a K-8 school in Merced, Calif. Amador alleges in her legal complaint that school Principal Terrie Rohrer,...
  • Seventh Grader Sues School Over Right to Wear Pro-Life T-Shirt

    07/06/2009 2:01:59 PM PDT · by rawhide · 63 replies · 1,700+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7-6-09 | By Maxim Lott
    A California mom says her public school administrators violated her daughter's First Amendment rights when they ordered the seventh-grader to take off her pro-life T-shirt. Anna Amador has gone to court on behalf of her daughter, who she says was ordered by her principal to change her shirt on "National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day." The shirt the girl was wearing displays two graphic pictures of a fetus growing in the womb. The incident occurred in April 2008 at McSwain Elementary School, a K-8 school in Merced, Calif. Amador alleges in her legal complaint that school Principal Terrie Rohrer, Assistant Principal C.W....
  • Drawing a Hemline: Sexual Modesty and the Pursuit of Wisdom

    07/01/2009 10:48:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies · 1,465+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | June 30, 2009 | Benjamin D. Wiker
      I have a suggestion for those in academia who are concerned that women be treated as intellectual equals: Try sexual modesty. Before the lynching party arrives, I hope I will have time to explain.   I have taught at several colleges, one of which has a dress code. To many, a dress code seems old-fashioned at best, a puri-tyrannical breach of our right to freedom of speech at worst. (It should worry us that clothing is considered speech.) But allow me to present two examples -- male and female -- that illustrate how sexual modesty is related to the...
  • Charge against student wearing NOBAMA shirt dropped

    05/01/2009 8:05:12 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 62 replies · 4,741+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 5-1-09 | Howard Pankratz
    Criminal charges against a junior at Dakota Ridge High School, who wore a T-shirt saying "NOBAMA" before an appearance and speech last fall by Michelle Obama at the school, were dropped Thursday. Blake Benson, 17, was one of three students at the school who chose to "stay and campaign" for Sen. John McCain when Michelle Obama spoke at the school on Nov. 3. At the time of his arrest, Benson was holding a McCain-Palin campaign sign. He was handcuffed and taken to the school's administrative office, said Dan Recht, a Denver lawyer who took the case on behalf of the...
  • Obama’s Oval Office Hypocrisy

    01/31/2009 10:44:14 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 52 replies · 1,402+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 30th, 2009 | Steven Milloy
    <p>“…the capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.</p>
  • Court sides with Missouri school in flap over rebel flag on student's cap

    01/30/2009 2:21:00 PM PST · by stan_sipple · 16 replies · 855+ views
    BND.com ^ | 1-30-09 | Belleville New Democrat
    A federal appeals court ruled that a Missouri school district had the right to suspend a student who wore a cap depicting a Confederate flag. The ruling Friday by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis said schools may restrict First Amendment rights "in certain limited circumstances." It affirms a lower court ruling from 2007. Bryce Archambo was 14 when he was suspended from Farmington High School in September 2006, after wearing a baseball cap depicting the Confederate flag with the words, "C.S.A. Rebel Pride, 1861." The district said the flag was associated with racism and feared...
  • Progress: Obama Relaxes Draconian White House Dress Code

    01/29/2009 4:06:04 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 61 replies · 2,222+ views
    <p>“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”</p> <p>Thus did a rule of the George W. Bush administration — coat and tie in the Oval Office at all times — fall by the wayside, only the first of many signs that a more informal culture is growing up in the White House under new management. Mr. Obama promised to bring change to Washington and he has — not just in substance, but in presidential style.</p>
  • Obama brings relaxed style to presidency (Oval office dress code)

    01/29/2009 1:18:06 PM PST · by mmanager · 97 replies · 3,943+ views
    ChicagoTribune.com ^ | January 29, 2009 | Frank James
    President Barack Obama has brought a more relaxed style to the White House, according to Sheryl Gay Stolberg of the New York Times, among other things going suit coat-less in the Oval Office and allowing others to do the same. Obama critics will probably hold this against him and mark him down as disrespecting the presidency. But the Oval Office is an office after all, even if it is the world's most famous one. At bottom, it is a work space albeit it holds an almost sacred place in the hearts of many Americans. Most Americans probably won't begrudge Obama...
  • White House Unbuttons Formal Dress Code (POTUS AGW HYPOCRITE)

    01/29/2009 8:55:03 AM PST · by milwguy · 81 replies · 2,661+ views
    nytime ^ | 1/28/2009 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat. “He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.” Thus did an ironclad rule of the George W. Bush administration — coat and tie in the Oval...
  • White House Unbuttons Formal Dress Code

    01/28/2009 10:05:19 PM PST · by Steelfish · 98 replies · 4,103+ views
    NYTimes ^ | January 28, 2009
    White House Unbuttons Formal Dress Code By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG January 28, 2009 WASHINGTON — The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat. Mr. Obama has exhibited a relatively informal working relationship with aides like his staff secretary, Lisa Brown. “He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next...
  • Buchanan: Never Seen A Prez In Shirtsleeves In Oval Office Before

    01/22/2009 8:34:40 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 80 replies · 3,968+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Pat Buchanan has seen many a president move through the Oval Office, but never one dressed the way Pres. Obama was yesterday. On today’s Morning Joe, Buchanan reacted to a photo on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Pat, you took note of the front page of the Wall Street Journal. Something doesn’t seem right to you. JOE SCARBOROUGH: Pat, you’re a little concerned. BRZEZINSKI: He’s very concerned. Pat, I’m going to hold it up. PAT BUCHANAN: I’m surprised. BRZEZINSKI: You’re surprised? BUCHANAN: Yeah. In the Oval Office, the President of the United States. I have...
  • A major Bush rule gets scrapped by Obama

    01/21/2009 1:22:03 PM PST · by americanophile · 137 replies · 4,081+ views
    CNN ^ | January 21, 2009 | John King
    <p>It's the same Oval Office. The same desk. Even the same curtains. But President Obama has already made one major change: Go through eight years of White House photos, and you won't find one of former President Bush in the Oval Office without his jacket on.</p>
  • Patriotic helmet needs to go, Newton Fire Chief says (Massachusetts)

    12/16/2008 9:03:18 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 50 replies · 2,846+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 16, 2008 | Ben Terris
    Patriotic helmet needs to go, Newton Fire Chief says By Ben Terris, Globe Correspondent A veteran of the Iraq War, Richard Busa is used to fighting for the American flag. But never quite like this. After more than three years of rushing into fires with his signature red, white and blue helmet, the Newton firefighter has been told to paint it black. Newton Fire Chief Joseph LaCroix wants the patriotic decoration gone, saying it does not conform to the department's rules.
  • Teenager banned from wearing Christian chastity ring at school

    12/05/2008 1:29:35 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 69 replies · 2,422+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 04th December 2008 | Luke Salkeld
    The item of jewellery owned by Kioni Lansbury represents her intention to stay a virgin until she marries. But her school has deemed it potentially dangerous and against uniform rules. Kioni, who is a regular church-goer, was inspired to wear the ring by the American pop group the Jonas Brothers, who have all made pledges of celibacy. Purity rings are popular in America where organisers have persuaded a vast number of teenagers to abstain from sex. Kioni, of Ottery St Mary in Devon, said: 'Lots of girls sleep around. I want to keep myself pure. 'Many of my friends want...
  • Slidell boy will be allowed to keep his braid; religious custom trumps school rules

    11/22/2008 7:53:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 896+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | Christine Harvey
    A Native American boy will be allowed to continue wearing his hair in a braid at school, after the superintendent of schools in St. Tammany Parish reversed an earlier decision that the child would have to cut his hair or wear his braid in a bun. Superintendent Gayle Sloan has agreed to let 5-year-old Curtis Harjo adhere to his religious principles and wear his hair in a braid at Florida Avenue Elementary in Slidell, though the practice goes against the School Board's grooming policy with regard to hair length. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana and the Native American...
  • Central Florida 7th Grader Called Racist For Wearing Palin T-shirt-(Who'd a Thunk It)

    10/17/2008 6:08:22 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 82 replies · 2,459+ views
    WOFL ^ | 10-17-08 | Mellissa DiPane
    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35, Orlando) -- 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 for wearing a pro-Sarah Palin t-shirt. 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...
  • 5th Grader Suspended For Anti-Obama Shirt

    09/23/2008 2:14:34 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 32 replies · 407+ views
    MyFOXColorado.com ^ | Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | Fox
    <p>AURORA (MyFOXColorado.com) - An 11-year-old in Aurora says his first amendment rights are being trampled after he was suspended for wearing a homemade shirt that reads "Obama is a terrorist's best friend."</p> <p>The fifth grader at Aurora Frontier K-8 School wore it on a day when students were asked to wear red, white and blue to show their patriotism.</p>
  • Murdered Gay Boy’s Family Blames School for Letting Him Wear Makeup

    08/15/2008 9:04:56 AM PDT · by metmom · 109 replies · 780+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Friday, August 15, 2008 | Associated Press
    VENTURA, California — The family of a gay teenager who was fatally shot in class blames the school district for allowing their son to wear makeup and feminine clothing to school — factors the family claims led to the death. The parents and brother of 15-year-old Larry King of Oxnard filed a personal injury claim against the Hueneme school district seeking unspecified damages for not enforcing the dress code, The Ventura County Star reported.
  • School officials: Rebel flag suit more than a dress code issue; funded ‘by outside sources’

    08/15/2008 4:24:22 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 72 replies · 174+ views
    The Oak Ridger ^ | August 14, 2008 | Leean Tupper
    CLINTON, Tenn. — Likening the case to the racial discord of the mid- to late 1950s in Anderson County, county school officials on Thursday night said this week's U.S. federal court hearing over a student's right to wear the Confederate flag symbol is being funded "by outside sources." "Regardless of what you read there's a lot more to it than our enforcement of our dress code," John Burrell, Anderson County Board of Education chairman, said during the county school board's regular monthly meeting. At the meeting's start, Anderson County school board members spent approximately 20 minutes in an executive session...
  • Tensions flare over Texas school district's dress code, jumpsuit option

    08/12/2008 6:40:13 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 23 replies · 510+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | August 12, 2008 | staff reporter
    GONZALES, Texas — Police were called to a school board meeting because of the loud protests of parents upset about a revamped dress code that includes prison-like jumpsuits for kids who don't comply [snip] The school district is implementing a revamped dress code that includes a ban on cargo pants and requires students to wear collared shirts. Those from fifth through 12th grade who don't obey may also be put in prison-style navy blue coveralls the district ordered from Texas Correctional Industries, the industrial arm of prison system. District officials have emphasized that the coveralls are only an option aimed...
  • Suit Alleges Discrimination Against Hijab

    07/25/2008 8:17:32 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 22 replies · 455+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 07.26.2008 | UPI
    Two women claim in a lawsuit that a Michigan McDonald's refused to hire them because they wear the hijab, or Muslim headscarf. Toi Whitfield of Detroit and Quiana Pugh of Dearborn say they were both told by managers at a McDonald's in Dearborn they would have to take off their hijabs to work, the Detroit Free Press reports. They filed a discrimination lawsuit Thursday in Detroit. The Detroit area has one of the biggest Muslim communities in the United States, and the Dearborn McDonald's is one of only two restaurants in the chain that serves halal Chicken McNuggets that meet...
  • Dearborn: Two Muslim women sue McDonalds for $10 million for not hiring them over Islamic attire

    07/25/2008 5:28:03 PM PDT · by Born In America · 75 replies · 270+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 25, 2008 | Gregg Krupa
    Fast food restaurants have employee dress codes not only for appearances, but for hygiene and safety. With that in mind, this case is sounding a lot like the case of the women wanting to wear Islamic attire in a Midwestern tortilla factory. The local health inspector isn't going to take kindly to long sleeves potentially brushing perishable food, and/or the grill and fryer oil, to say nothing of guidelines for hand-washing (see also: the debate over short sleeves in British hospitals). Then there is the matter of long attire and the potential need to make a quick exit in the...
  • Pull Up Your Pants or Pay (saggy,baggy pants)

    07/21/2008 4:24:20 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 12 replies · 123+ views
    News 24 ^ | 20/07/2008 | SA
    Lynwood, Illinois - Be careful if you have saggy pants in the south Chicago suburb of Lynwood. Village leaders have passed an ordinance that would levy $25 fines against anyone showing three inches (7.62cm) or more of their underwear in public. The mayor of Lynwood, Eugene Williams, says young men walk around town half-dressed, keeping major retailers and economic development away. The American Civil Liberties Union says the ordinance targets young, black men. Young adults in the village, like 21-year-old Joe Klomes, say the new law infringes on their personal style. He said leaders should instead spend money on making...
  • N.J. Councilman Starts Crusade Against Saggy Pants (total crackdown)

    07/16/2008 8:36:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies · 139+ views
    WCBSTV ^ | 7/15/08 | Christine Sloan
    N.J. Councilman Starts Crusade Against Saggy PantsPaterson Politician Is Sick And Tired Of The Look And If He Has It His Way, Indecency Fines Will Soon Follow Reporting Christine Sloan Jul 15, 2008 8:08 pm US/Eastern PATERSON, N.J. (CBS) ― Instead of "stick 'em up," it will be more like "pull 'em up" now that fashion police in New Jersey have started a crackdown on baggy pants. It's happening in Paterson, where city officials want to put the kibosh on this form of fashion. Bart Johnson says wearing his pants low in a fashion statement, but one councilman is saying...
  • Police Chief Wants No Exposed Buttocks

    06/28/2008 9:52:19 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 37 replies · 166+ views
    Political Gateway ^ | 06.27.2008 | UPI
    FLINT, Mich., June 27 (UPI) -- The new police chief in Flint, Mich., has a new policy on low-riding pants -- those that ride low enough to expose the rear end can lead to arrest. Interim Police Chief David Dicks said that he has been getting a lot of complaints from Flint citizens sick of looking at buttocks, Newhouse News Service reported. "This immoral self-expression goes beyond free speech," Dicks said. "It rises to the crime of indecent exposure/disorderly persons." Dicks said that any police officer who spots someone with pants that hang too low and show too much can...
  • Class action civil rights suit filed over "The Disney Look"

    06/16/2008 8:03:09 AM PDT · by kidd · 23 replies · 3,018+ views
    MousePlanet ^ | Monday, June 16, 2008 | Mark Goldhaber
    Most Disney fans can tell you about "The Disney Look," the list of strict grooming standards that must be adhered to by all cast members who work "on-stage" or in view of park guests. Disney is now facing a civil rights class-action lawsuit over those standards. Sukhbir Singh Channa, a practicing Sikh, wears a turban and has a beard and long hair in keeping with his religious beliefs. According to the suit, while a student at the University of South Florida, he was hired by Walt Disney World as a seasonal college musician in October 2005, which involves parade and...