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The ACLU of Indiana has filed a lawsuit claiming that Manchester High School violated the First Amendment rights of Dondre Eades. Eades, a junior, wore a shirt to school that read "I hope I don't get killed today for being black" to protest what he believes is systemic racism. He says administrators told him to remove the shirt. When he refused, they removed him from school for the day, and his mother came to pick him up. The ACLU says the shirt did not violate the school handbook, and students have worn shirts with other political messages on them. "We encourage student expression on social issues in a manner that promotes positive conversation and better understanding," the school system said in a statement. "Any such expression that threatens to disrupt or distract other students must be addressed to ensure the safe operation of the school."

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  1. I’d be worried too if I was him. There were 7,000 black on black murders last year. Blacks commit 50% of the murders and 90% of their victims are black. So let him wear the shirt and expose the horror of black on black crime.

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    2. Statistics are a western, white, and patriarchal paradigm created and used to exploit the oppressed. Get woke or be broke.

    3. Meaning that 50% of the Blacks murdered were murdered by punks who were NOT Black.

      That’s not counting those killed by cops during routine traffic stops or raiding the wrong houses or for selling loose cigs or vaguely resembling a suspect or whatever.

      1. This sounded like you are cherry picking from headlines, aka “bullshit” so I did some checking.

        From the US Department of Justice, Justice Statistics:

        “In 2005 most homicides involving one victim and one
        offender were intraracial. About 93% of black homicide victims and 85% of white victims in single victim and single
        offender homicides were murdered by someone of their
        race. ”

        I strongly suspect this is a typical year; prove me wrong.

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  2. My sleepy ass read it first as “I hope I get killed today for being black”, was like wow that’s quite a shirt.

  3. Come on man!!

  4. Remove the shirt, or DIE!

  5. He says administrators told him to remove the shirt.

    Dear Penthouse…

  6. Between the health panic crisis and social justice hysteria, what we’ve done to children is heartbreaking and criminal.

    1. Not “we”, “them”.

      1. True.

    2. What do you mean “we,” white man?

      1. I’m not white, I’m a pale pink.

  7. “Any such expression that threatens to disrupt or distract other students must be addressed to ensure the safe operation of the school.”

    The good old Heckler’s Veto, supported by wokesters everywhere under the guise of hate speech and safe spaces.

    1. Which makes me wonder if the ACLU would support a student under the same circumstances wearing a shirt that said “It Sure Is Great Being White”.

      1. No, for the same reason there is no United White College Fund, White Lives Matter, National Association of White People, White Student Union, White History Month…

        1. No, there’s 11 out of 12 months dedicated to white history!

          /sarc

          1. Appreciate the /sarc tag; I often can’t tell any more.

            …White Congressional Caucus, National White Nurses Association, National Association of White Accountants, Association of White Psychologists…

    2. Funny, every time I saw something like this happen when I was in school, the “disruption” only started when our benevolent overlords moved in to suppress expression.

  8. I should wear my shirt saying “I hope I don’t get punched in the head for being Jewish by a schwartze Goy”
    #JewLivesMatter

    1. First you want to boink AOC [see my reply there] and now you want to pick a fight with non Jewish black guys. You’re on quite the roll today rabbi.

  9. “I hope that multi-party democracy doesn’t get killed today by overwhelming LIES and conspiracy theories told by the right.”

    1. or left

      1. So much this. Both parties act almost exactly like each other, while pointing at the behavior of the other side and screaming about how that proves they are irredeemably evil.

  10. Excellent illustration of how privatization of education could serve the culture. School can set a dress code which, if you don’t like, will provide a refund for unused time and send your sorry ass off to seek a more woke study environment.

  11. “Any such expression that threatens to disrupt or distract other [citizens] must be addressed to ensure the safe operation of the [country].”

    Just a small step, comrades. I believe the Soviets called it “hooliganism.”

  12. “He says administrators told him to remove the shirt.”

    Next time he should wear a political slogan on his pants.

    “You want me to remove my pants? Perverts!”

  13. He would be far more likely to be killed by another black student. But we’re not allowed to talk about that.

    1. You didn’t do well in statistics in high school, did you? A random AA student might be more likely to be killed by another AA student, but that doesn’t tell you much about Mr. Eades. Try Kahn Academy, if that’s not too non-white for you.

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  15. Can another kid wear a shirt that says I hope deondre gets killed today because he’s a dick?

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  16. But of course, the ACLU hasn’t filed any lawsuits on behalf of students who were banned from wearing MAGA hats at school.

    And I don’t recall any Reason article defending the rights of people who have been beaten or harassed simply because they wore a MAGA hat.

  17. >>positive conversation and better understanding

    “I hope I don’t get killed today” is broad, but still positive.

  18. Get rid of public school. Problem solved.

  19. Eades, a junior, wore a shirt to school that read “I hope I don’t get killed today for being black”

    To be followed tomorrow by a kid whose shirt reads “THE DAY ISN’T OVER YET”.

    1. “The Ides of March are come.”

      “Aye, Caesar, but not gone.”

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