When in doubt, punish the marginalized groups

Texas school systems have a great idea for maintaining the status quo: let the majority harass the minority.

Students were trying to draw attention to anti-LGBT bullying at the school, two students who wore the shirts told BuzzFeed News. Another student who’d come out as bisexual had been persistently harassed in the hallways by a group of boys who called her a “dyke” and a “fag,” they said.
When a vice-principal heard about the bullying and failed to intervene, the students say, they made the T-shirts as a last resort.

This type of sanctioned bullying highlights the damage of underlying prejudice. This is the same area where racism has recently been uncovered.

At least three of the 15 students who wore the shirts were sent home from the school in McKinney (the same Dallas suburb where police broke up a pool party over the weekend and an officer pulled a weapon on black teens).

I realize it is difficult for people that have always been on top to share with those who haven’t, but it is necessary if we ever want to reach our potential as human beings.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/students-improperly-punished-for-wearing-gay-ok-shirts-distr?utm_term=4ldqpia

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Marisa

I am a writer of words, a thinker of thoughts, a changer of genders, and a queerer of life. I am an antagonist of the ordinary; and while I do tolerate it, I also look at it with contempt.

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