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Occupy Wall Street
We are the youth of America, we should be the ones fighting for our rights. The 1% has controlled the economy for far too long and they’ve ruined all that our nation has worked for. We are a young country and every nation has fallen, lets change that, join the cause and fight for your country. Tumblr has such a large reach, use it for the good of our nation, don’t think that everything will just work itself out. That’s what generations before us did and look how it turned out, we put our trust in the wrong hands and now its all falling apart. We can’t expect our problems to be fixed for us, we have to do something about it. I want the best life for my children and I now know that I’m going to have to fight for it. Join the fight, OCCUPY WALL STREET.
im not that woried about the cencoring they can do. theres always ways around the rules
oh baby <3 that isn’t the way you should be thinking about things! these are your rights as an American that they’re infringing upon! Yes, there are always ways around the rules and regulations but once they’re set, history always shows they never go away. Once they censor one thing, it’s a slippery slope. Before you know it, all of our news and accessible media will be brainless celebrity gossip or whatever else the government wants to feed our minds. That creates an ignorant world which leads to generations of unhappiness. I already think that many of the world’s problems arise from ignorance… so censoring things [to me] will just make matters worse. Nothing good can come out of it. :(
Much love and peace <3
School Backs Down After Girl Threatens to Sue Over T-Shirt
I wonder if the school officials asked black students to cover their skin, or non-Christians to avoid wearing any religious symbols. Maybe they hide their students with disabilities, those who are too fat or thin, oh and I bet if they don’t have the proper “look” they are asked to wear a bag over their head. Must not allow anyone to be different. or to SUPPORT people who are different than their “norm”. They certainly couldn’t PROTECT their students’ rights, better just to hide anyone who is not “normal”.
A high school student in Birmingham, Ala., is free to wear a gay-supportive T-shirt after the Southern Poverty Law Center threatened to sue her school district because administrators found the shirt offensive.
Sara Couvillion’s “Gay? Fine By Me” shirt landed her in trouble with school officials. The SPLC told a CBS News affiliate that she wore the shirt to school several times during the last school year. However, an official eventually told her to stop wearing the shirt because administrators feared for the 15-year-old student’s safety, even though Couvillion said she never experienced or reported violence against her. After the SPLC threatened to sue for her right to wear the shirt, the school administrators backed down from their original position.
“At Hoover High School, we have a tradition and practice of respecting the rights of students to exercise all of their constitutional entitlements,” Hoover High School principal Don Hulin said Wednesday in a statement. “We are fortunate to have a diversified student body and we work very diligently to encourage a culture of tolerance and understanding.”
Hulin went on to cite the U.S. Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines, guaranteeing the freedom of expression for young people in schools unless it “disrupts the learning environment or disabuses the rights of others.” He also said that the dress code must be enforced to facilitate a learning environment, but admitted that Couvillion’s T-shirt did not cause a substantial disruption at school.