Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Nooses... Again

From the Chronicle: Two Pearland High School students have been charged with disorderly conduct after a security guard saw them hanging a noose in the high school parking lot......Corey Ellis, 17, and a 16-year-old juvenile were arrested and handed over to school officials for further investigation ... (the) school district has a zero tolerance policy toward displays of any symbols that could imply threats or hate. If convicted, the teens could each face a fine of up to $500.

These copycat noose incidents are getting a little old, but what's worse are the defenders of this behavior.
As if anyone hanging a noose at this particular moment in time doesn't understand EXACTLY the message they're sending. While the article is still live, you should take a peek at the reader comments underneath. for those who don't have time, here's the abridged version:
  • Boys will be boys
  • This is all Jesse and Al's fault (and the media)
  • Black people need to get over it already
  • My ancestors were hung by nooses too
  • They didn't know it would be this serious
  • Yada, yada, yada
You get the drift. And Pearland is a suburb of Houston by the way.


That Girl Boo said...

yea what ever, stick & stones
we just bet not see any people in them ropes

Anonymous said...

I truly hope that doesn't happen. The country is already on edge and that would be pouring gas on the fire. I don't think you could contain people's reactions.