Thursday, February 28, 2013

So, When We Gonna Ban Stupid?

Dan McIntyre

Genoa, Illinois

A teacher at Genoa-Kingston Middle School informs a 14 year old student that his T-Shirt is offensive and must be removed or he will be suspended under school policy. The teacher citing the school's dress code, said the garment's interlocking rifles was problematic and had to be removed from sight.

“Student dress (including accessories) may not advertise, promote, or picture alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, violent behavior, or other inappropriate images,” it reads. “Student dress (including accessories) may not display lewd, vulgar or obscene or offensive language or symbols, including gang symbols.”
So I wonder what the interpretation was?  Advocating Violent Behavior?  Gang Symbol?  Or does it just fall under Other Inappropriate Images?

I suppose this would be considered offensive as well...


And we let these ignoramuses teach,

This is an infantry badge...




Hence the association of crossed rifles with the Marines. 

Forget Black History month, Irish Heritage Month, Jewish Heritage Month,  Asian Pacific Heritage Month... when are we going to have American Heritage Month and Western Heritage Month.  The assumption that living in a culture automatically makes you an expert or even knowledgeable is an obviously a false assumption as illustrated by the moron telling this poor kid to remove his shirt. 



In defense of the Genoa-Kingston School District, the Superintendent has come out and reiterated that the shirt is not in violation of policy.  So, What about the teacher? 





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