Friday, October 17, 2008

12-Year-Old Called Racist Because Of McCain/Palin Shirt

She's only 12 years old but Ashleigh Jones is feeling the heat of this election year.

That's because the seventh grader at New Smyrna Beach Middle School was called a racist by classmates for wearing a pro-Sarah Palin t-shirt
Now, I don't know if this was a setup or not. Meaning, maybe she wore the shirt hoping something like this would happen. I don't know, but the fact that it did happen really shows how far we've fallen as a society. Just because you support a candidate, who's white, over one, who's black, you're seen as a racist by some is scary. It's almost as if some see it as our obligation to support and vote Obama into power next month and if you don't it's because you hate black people. But this is nothing new. Republicans have been called things like racist or Nazi or neo-con for years. We're use to it. We've come to expect it. But this shows it's starting earlier. 12-year-old kids. Something tells me some of them are getting this from their parents.


Grandpa-Old Soldier said...

I wouldn't put anything past the damocraps. She is lucky she didn't get kicked out of school. What is this world comming to.

Anonymous said...

This is crazy. I can't believe that democrats are taking it that far. Kids shouldn't even be using language like racist and if it's starting at home I have one thing to say -- shame on those parents for corrupting their kids and making them radical or socialist parts of society. It's just plain stupid. These poor kids. Nobody should be treated like that for supporting a candidate. Thank you for sharing this story.

Unknown said...

"I don't know if this was a setup or not"
If it is not a setup then it is incredibly bad journalism. The whole 'story' is from this one child's perspective, including what the other kids supposedly said, all neatly wrapped-up and handed to faux.
A school-yard 'but they said...' as news? Anyone would think there was an election on, with a decline in journalistic standards such as that.
Not a word to the school, but just 'concerned parents' getting the greatest political mileage out of their off-spring.
It's another hitler-youth story...
'These poor kids' is right, there is a reason 12 year old kids don't have a vote.