Wednesday, January 6, 2010

If Only People Would Wake Up...

This story, tucked away in most news headlines, is scary on so many levels:

DEARBORN, Michigan — At least nine Detroit area high school juniors are in trouble for wearing sweat shirts bearing a design that evokes the terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center's Twin Towers.

Dearborn Public Schools spokesman David Mustonen has told The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press that the shirts the boys wore to Edsel Ford High School on Monday are "offensive" and in "poor taste."

The boys are Arab-American, as are about half the school's 1,700 students.

They belong to the 2011 class. On the shirts, the number 11 resembles two buildings, with the school's "Thunderbird" mascot flying toward them. Printed beneath the image are the words, "You can't bring us down."

The boys are to meet with school officials but suspensions are not planned.

1 comment:

  1. Its sort of an oxymoron almost isn't it? I mean to say "we're class of '11 and you can't bring us down' and then have the mascot in the position of the planes that DID bring down those towers is almost counter to the intention of the shirt.

    Some 17 year old in Dearborn obviously didn't think this through. I think thats all thats going on here.


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