Thursday, May 6, 2010
I did three articles today on Indyposted.com. One was about some kids at Live Oak High School in Morgan California who were sent home for wearing American flag clothing on Cinco de Mayo. There were kids who had the audacity, the unmitigated audacity to say that they were offended by the display of the American flag on Cinco de Mayo. They actually marched in the streets of Morgan "demanding respect." If they don't want to see the American flag, then they don't belong here.
The next article was about an elementary school in Ann Arbor Michigan that excluded white kids from a science field trip because they wanted to narrow the gap between black and white test scores. They were shocked when the kids who were left behind booed the kids who went on the trip. The principal essentially told offended parents, "I'm sorry you were offended." That was worse than no apology at all. It turns out that the field trip was against Michigan state law. Reverse racism is still racism.
The last article was about political leaders whose first careers were outside politics. From Ho Chi Minh the dishwasher to Harry Truman the haberdasher, I chose ten political figures who intrigue me.
There are so many topics and so little time. But that is what I chose to write about today. Sphere: Related Content