Yes, they can! From Central Coast News:
On Wednesday, Soquel High School suspended at least two students. The students say it’s because of allegations, they’re part of a white supremacist group.
“All the girls wore pink, all the sports guys wore tank tops,” says Soquel High Senior Mikey Donnelly. “We were all going to wear white so that was the plan. Just wear white t-shirts to identify ourselves and look back and say that was our group of friends right there.”
Soquel High Senior Mikey Donnelly wore a white t-shirt for his senior class photo Tuesday. About 10 of his friends did the same. That decision may seem harmless. But Soquel High suspended Donnelly for three days because of it.
Donnelly said the school told him people were offended and intimidated by his group, claiming they’re a white supremacist gang…
One of the “white supremacists” is Asian…and, yes, he was suspended.
First off, even if the kids were part of a white supremacist gang, we’re not supposed to be punishing people for expressing opinions – even and especially if they are opinions we disagree with.
Secondly, the first time I saw gang colors was when I went to junior high school – that was back in 1977. I got used to seeing the “uniform” of a hispanic street gang, seeing gang graffiti and even used to being attacked by a roving band of junior-league thugs (as did a friend of mine). Political correctness even way back then prevented the school authorities from doing the logical things…but now all of a sudden we’re after the first obscure sign of something which may possibly at some point if a lot of things come together work out to be a the start of a gang-like group? No, I don’t think so – I’ll bet dollars to donuts that genuine gang emblems can be found on some of the kids in that school and no one does anything.
This is what liberalism brings – craven cowardice coupled with a refusal to think. Suppose someone did go to the school authorities and say they were offended by the kids in the white shirts…someone with some guts would have tossed the complainers out of the office; someone with the ability to think would realize that such complaints weren’t about the kids in the shirts, but an attempt to gain political muscle on the part of the complainers. No one things, no one has any courage…and so kids who weren’t doing anything illegal or immoral are suspended.
Liberalism must be crushed. It must be done away with, once and for all. It is a poison – a world view based upon lies and sustained by lies. It is incompatible with American ideals. It has to go – and if it takes a revolution to do it, then that is ultimately what we’ll have to do.
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