January 06, 2010

Digusting Behavior

What do you think the outrage would be if some high school students, who were 2011 graduates, wore shirts with 11 on it made to look like skyscrapers and a hawk made to look like it was flying into them?

Now, what would be your outrage be like if you knew their ethnicity?

At least nine Edsel Ford High School students -- along with their parents -- were lectured Tuesday by school administrators following an incident in which the boys wore what were deemed inappropriate sweatshirts to school.

The boys, all of whom are of Arabic descent and of the 2011 graduating class, wore sweatshirts with "11" made to look like two buildings on the back. There was also the school "thunderbird" mascot apparently flying at the numerals. On the bottom of the hoodie sweatshirts was the slogan "You can't bring us down."

And while most kids and teachers and parents thought it in horribly poor taste and more action should have been taken (lecture was all they got, lawyers said free speech and all that crap) guess which ethnicity thought there was nothing wrong with the shirts.

Hiab Mussad, one of the high school juniors who wore the sweatshirt Monday, said it was an overreaction, that the shirts were intended to show school spirit. "There's a lot of media attention and criticism blown way out of proportion. We just wanted to show our support (to our class)," he said.

Meanwhile students in attendance continued to downplay the incident. "I think that many people would look at this as an offensive incident; however, others will see no harm in this. I hope nothing bad happens," said Omer Shaibi, a senior at Edsel Ford. (emphsis mine)

Blown out of proportion? So I guess the next time the muslims cry that they are sure they will be getting retribution for some act that they won't condem (yet nothing ever happens to them) we can all say that they are just blowing things out of proportion?

Oh that's right, we have done that and then the muslims cry even louder that we are heartless beings.

Picture of the sweatshirt here

Posted by Quality Weenie at January 6, 2010 10:22 AM

That's unacceptable. This is America, not Iran. Oh, wait... they wouldn't be able to wear crap like that there...

Posted by: Pam at January 6, 2010 11:36 AM

There's free speech...and then there's common decency. Somehow, being crude and bully-ish has become the new 'free speech'.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at January 7, 2010 10:49 PM