High School Students In Arizona Posed For A Picture In Shirts That Spelled A Less Than Accommodating Slur
BSO- 12news.com has a report on six girls from Desert Vista High School in Arizona, that took a photo of themselves during senior picture day that spelled out the N-Word on their t-shirts.
The girls decided to take the racist photo after being part of a larger group of students that spelled out a positive message.
The photo was then posted to social media which outraged students and the larger community. Temple Union High School District representative Jill Hanks said the following:
“What were they thinking? We had some students that made a really bad decision this morning.”
Father of student Paul Loghran exclaimed:
“My children feel they’re in a hostile environment while other children think it’s funny. It’s disgusting,”
Okay, so obviously the real story here is that a bunch of high school chicks don't realize that the current state of race relations in the country is tumultuous at best. That the youth of America doesn't take the use of a historically destructive racial slur seriously. Again, that's the real story, but it's also a rather one sided, cut-and-dry anecdote. That's why I will leave it to the real publications to discuss the long term ramifications of the ignorance constantly displayed by future generations. Not exactly trying to tackle discrimination in the school system on a Saturday afternoon. Sue me.
Instead, I would like to dig a little deeper. Actually deeper is the wrong word, because what I intend to do merely scratches the surface. Can someone explain to me what a bunch of dumb broads -that have no problem posing for prejudice- are doing censoring themselves? Furthermore, how did even manage to do it? What kind of "positive message" includes asterisks? Was this cause that they were supporting so detailed that it needed post script? What was this super important memorandum they were trying to spread? The first chapter of the MLB's post-PED record book? The phone number of someone they didn't want knowing they called? What possible explanation could there be for two students to be instructed to tape punctation -that is generally reserved for misspellings- to their t-shirts? I guess I should be glad that there wasn't two more G's around, but really I am just confused as to why it was easier to find two random typographical symbols. The real injustice here -other than the blatant spreading of bigotry- is that this incident went viral and I still don't know what the original message was. I need answers Desert Vista High School! What memo was so critical that it needed to be written atop the apparel of the student body, but not critical enough to be edited beforehand?