Here’s an interesting story.
Bullitt Central High School, Shephersdville, Kentucky. Two students are allowed to violate the schools strict dress code. Why? Because the school decides that the federal government’s protection of religious garments supercede their local dress code, allowing the two girls to wear Muslim hijab headscarves.
Some white kid decides that this is a grave injustice (teachers scolded him when he wore the wrong kind of shirt to school), so he protests by wearing “a T-shirt with the words ‘FBI’ and ‘Firm Believer In Christ’ on it.” Not surprisingly, the school told the kid that it was unappropriate. His mother then took him out of school (although it’s possible that this was partially due to other conflicts with the administration), and the boy and his mother began protesting outside the school.
After several days, boy and mom were joined by the Klan.
As the Ku Klux Klan is known for their, decades of attacks against non-white people, it would be easy to see this as an attack on two Muslim girls. But nothing could be further from the truth. You see, the Klan is just ultra-sensitive garment discrimination, due to the mockery that their own garb receives in public. Therefore these daring, costumed rednecks decided to fight like lily-white tigers alongside the white boy and his white mother.
Boy and mother then say that things “went too far”, and that they had never wanted the Klan to get involved. Fucking whatever.
Utterly bizarre, isn’t it? Two girls who just want to wear headscarves and go to school inspire such anger in one boy that he lashes out against his school, and such hate in the local bigots that they show up in their Klan robes and wave Confederate flags.
I was very pleased to see that the school’s students seemed to back the Muslim students, launching counterprotests against the KKK and posted messages of tolerance on their school marquee.
I liked this bit:
[Student Cayce Deaver] said that when she participated in a counterprotest last week with other students, she spoke with protesters standing with [boy and mom] and told them that federal law protected the Muslim students’ cultural dress.
“They said I didn’t understand because I didn’t have white pride,” Cayce said.
“I said, ‘I have American pride.’ “
There’s an awful lot wrong with America, but Cayce and her pals are part of what’s right with it.
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