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Mississippi schools' tolerance on display again

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Killick, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20100818/NEWS/8180334/District-sued-over-yearbook

    Lesbian didn't want to dress like a girl for the yearbook picture, chose to wear a tux instead. So, school strikes her pic from the yearbook. HOW DARE SHE DEFY PRINCIPAL BARNEY FIFE!?!? Asshat.
     
  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Photographer didn't want to get teh gay all over his lens.
     
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Pure stupidity by the school, especially since another school just had to fork over $35 grand for the fake prom.
     
  4. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Concur.
     
  5. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Isn't this an old story?
     
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    More like the same old story in Mississippi.
     
  7. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Lots of tolerance there now, amid a somewhat small group that still clings to what they learned from elders.
    Let's not write off the whole state.
     
  8. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I mean in the sense that this story broke last week and it really didn't receive much attention.
     
  9. crimsonace

    crimsonace Active Member

    Of course, this can easily be avoided by not forcing kids to wear tuxes and drapes for senior portraits. That is so 1965.

    All we -- and every school I've ever been familiar with in central Indiana for 20 years -- require is a collared shirt (for guys) or a nice top that covers the shoulders (for girls) that don't have writing on them.
     
  10. When I was in high school about 10 years ago, I remember administrators going to great, great lengths leading up to prom and homecoming dances to warn all the students that any boys who showed up in women's clothes would not be allowed in. I always liked to imagine what kind of wild incident sparked them to do that.
     
  11. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    Even back in 1985, my high school allowed seniors to submit whatever picture they wanted for the yearbook. So I'm surprised that in this town, every girl in the yearbook is wearing the same dress and every boy wears a collared shirt and tie. And there seems to be two poses for girls (straight on or look over the shoulder) and one for boys (straight on).
     
  12. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Congratulations to Nettleton Middle School for joining the running thread of Bigoted Things Mississippi Schools Do:

    http://thinkprogress.org/2010/08/27/nettleton-school-racism/
     
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