Another one bites the dust. Political Rant.

There are times when I feel like this country takes giant steps backwards. The US is suppose to be a progressive country right? Is it? I think that’s seriously up for debate. But I think that’s something that should be looked at more thoroughly than what I have time for right now. But here’s a small example:

“A group of Gig Harbor High School students staged a protest during class hours Monday, criticizing the school’s use of video cameras that caught two girls kissing and holding hands.

“As many as four dozen students risked an unexcused absence to call attention to what they said was discrimination against lesbian students.

“Some called for Keith Nelson, the dean of students, to be fired for showing the video to the parents of one of the girls in February. The parents of that girl, a junior, withdrew her from school. She’s now attending at a campus outside the district.”

Article from The News Tribune: Students skip classes to Protest.

I don’t understand this. They would never show a tape of a boy and a girl kissing, despite what the principal would say. I’m sure there have been dozens of kisses in that lunchroom and this is the first time something like this has happened for the soul reason of it being a kiss between two girls. Not only is this horrible for their own privacy, but this is a step back in treating people equally; and this includes enforcing rules on everyone. Not just those who swim outside the mainstream of society’s norms.

You know, schools should be a safe place. Not one where you have to fear discrimination from your own teacheres. Apparently the dean isn’t even being fired, just relocated, and the school administrators aren’t even admitting that it was because of this situation.

Privacy shouldn’t have to come with a price.

One response to “Another one bites the dust. Political Rant.”

  1. One of my best friends, an Australian guy, has a sister who’s in her last year of high school, and she’s been in a study abroad program in Georgia for the last six months. She made mention to him that she saw hardly any racism among any group, but a lot of issues against homosexuality.

    I agree with your sentiments here entirely. If they don’t want students kissing. Fine, fine. I can understand that, I suppose. But they should be calling every student out on it, as you say. Or, if they don’t care, no one should be called on it. Simple. Straight forward.

    Or so you’d think!

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