Thursday, May 19, 2011

Holding hands: number one threat to childrens safety.






Y'all I was going to finish writing a kick ass piece about how body language was like having a jedi power (which I will finish over the weekend)

But then I read this article about how these two girls got suspended for holding hands. Their Principle drove up to them in a golf cart and told them not to hold hands, seperated them and outed one of them to her parents. HE SUSPENDED THEM FOR HOLDING HANDS.It's also worth noting that the principle has not suspended any straight students for holding hands. Just the gay ones.



This man seriously needs a high five to the face.

This is unacceptable. Here is a list of reasons why:

1. Why does the principle have a golf cart? If you have money to have a golf cart you have money to spend on special education classes and a Gay Straight Alliance.

2. Why was the principle driving around on a golf cart? Don't you have a real job to do, like, I don't know, EDUCATING THE CHILDREN WHO WILL ONE DAY LEAD THE WORLD/PAY FOR YOUR MEDICARE? Seriously friend, you have that kind of free time to hop in your principalmobile and chase down students who are holding hands? I'm putting a camera in the office and watching what you do all day. Because my guess is it's not your job.

3. It's not okay to discriminate. This really should be reason number one. It's not okay to single someone out because they are different. Didn't you learn that in kindergarten? I did and so did most other people. Also there are laws against this kind of thing. If you aren't kicking out the straight kids for holding hands, you can't kick out the gays.

4. They were holding hands. They weren't doing drugs. They weren't naked. They weren't cutting class. They weren't vandalizing the school. They weren't bullying other students. THEY WERE HOLDING HANDS. Until you fix the other things on this list holding hands shouldn't be a priority.

5. It's not okay to out someone, espcially a kid. So, at Hippie U you learn about what is and isn't acceptable, and it's totally not okay to out someone to their parents. That kind of information is very personal. Information about your sexual orientation is not a topic for discussion between students and authority figures.If you use out a student to their parents, then in my book you're a bully.

Bullies make me cry.


Whenever I see/hear about something like this, I get SO mad. My thoughts on the person who is perpetrating this kind of behavior usually go something like, "Big man made little high schooler cry. You have all the power and authority. Jerk. This is how you get your jollies? Making high schoolers cry? You ought to be ashamed. And fired."

ANYWAY IF YOU ARE INTERESTING IN WRITING A STRONGLY WORDED LETTER TO THE PRINCIPLE HERE'S HIS EMAIL ADDRESS.
Principal Karlton Johnson:
email karlton.johnson@browardschools.com
phone 754.322.0955


Now I'm all cranky. I'm going to go finish my other post now. 

3 comments:

  1. From an anonymous comment on another post:

    The School Board of Broward County, Florida, prohibits any policy or procedure which results in discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. Individuals who wish to file a discrimination and/or harassment complaint may call the Executive Director, Benefits & EEO Compliance at 754-321-2150 or Teletype Machine (TTY) 754-321-2158. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call Equal Educational Opportunities (EEO) at 754-321-2150 or Teletype Machine (TTY) 754-321-2158.

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  2. Hallelujah, hallelujah! Dood. Sister. Your blog is good, I can't believe it has taken me this long to read it. I sat down with the entire fam and we skimmed it over. You are the best! Miss you, love you, keep it up.

    PS, I'm rooting for you with your LSATS.
    PPS, I think you should blog a blog about obviously NNT kids at the school that folded, and what happens to NNTs when they lose support. Maybe depressing. But probably important.
    -the Sea Star

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  3. Thanks SeaStar, you are still writing me that blog about middle school for NNTs yes? Because I really think people would like that.

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