White T-Shirts are now Officiallly Racist

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    More pioneering public policy from California: White T-Shirts are now a sign of Racism.

    I've come to the conclusion that accusations of Racism are to the present era what accusations of Being A Witch were in earlier centuries. The accused is put in the position of having to prove his or her innocence, and is punished without due process.

    Students banned from a Central Coast school for wearing a white t-shirt. 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.

    "I do think this is BS," says Donnelly. "I'm not a white supremacist in any way shape or form. If I did say white power, I would probably say it just as much as I say black power."

    He's not the only one upset.

    "I feel disrespected," says Soquel High Senior David Mine.

    Mine also wore a white t-shirt and was also suspended. He's missing out on finals and that could jeopardize his graduation.

    "I'm Asian," says Mine. "I don't see how I can be a white supremacist. I'm against it completely."


    Soquel Students Suspended for White Supremacy Claims - Central Coast News KION/KCBA
     
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    You californians need to get outta there ASAP...California needs to resign from the Union.
     
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    Can't the central coast just stick to making mediocre wines?
     
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    Do you think the ACLU will defend these students?

    That's one nutty school. Geez freaking louise, let the kids take their finals.
     
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    Or perhaps Donnelly needs to imbibe some and mellow out.
     
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    No, I don't think the ACLU will lift a finger.
     
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    What's next? Wedding dresses?
     
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    This could be construed as a First Amendment issue. In Guiles v. Marineau, the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, held that the T-shirt worn by the plaintiff-appellant ‘through an amalgam of images and text, criticize[d]…President [George W. Bush] as a chicken-hawk president and accuse[d] him of being a former alcohol and cocaine abuser. To make its point, the shirt display[ed] images of drugs and alcohol’ is protected free speech.

    Docket Nos.

    The Supreme Court refused to hear the case, allowing the ruling to stand.

    It could be argued that the white T-shirts constitute a form of political expression, even if the message is of ‘white supremacy.’ Advocacy of ‘white supremacy’ is not inherently criminal nor is it discriminatory but only through inference.

    I’d advise the students involved to file a complaint in Federal court, if they haven’t done so already.
     
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    The ACLU will defend anyone whose rights are violated. Popular, unpopular, it doesn't matter. All they care about are your rights.

    No organization has been vilified more for defending unpopular people and causes. That being said they cannot take on every case.
     

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