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Friday, November 15, 2013

Florida Student Asked To Remove ‘Duck Dynasty’ T-shirt Because “Redneck” Deemed A “Slur”

Si Robertson Duck Dynasty
A 14-year-old Florida boy was asked to remove his Duck Dynasty t-shirt after a teacher thought the word “redneck” was a “slur.” And now his school’s principal has apologized for the incident.
Christopher Olsen, a student at Mandarin Middle School, was wearing a “Redneck of the Year” t-shirt featuring an image of Si Robertson, one of the stars of the A&E TV show, according to a local news station. A teacher asked Olsen to remove the shirt after deciding the word redneck violated the school’s dress code.
“One of these ladies at the school walked in and asked me why I was wearing this shirt: ‘It’s a slur,’” Olsen explained.
He was pulled from class on Wednesday until his mother, Bronwyn Ramsey, could bring him another shirt. Ramsey said she didn’t understand why the shirt was considered a violation.
“I don’t feel like it’s a violation of the school’s code of conduct. It does not promote drugs, drinking, alcohol or violence,” she told the news station.
The relevant passage of the school dress code is as follows:
Clothing and accessories shall not be worn if they display profanity, violence, lewd and obscene messages, sexually suggestive phrases, or advertisements, phrases or symbols of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs or other symbols phrases or advertisements that would be offensive to common propriety or decency.
On Thursday, Principal Debbie Smith called Ramsey to apologize and explain that Olsen could wear the shirt whenever he wants.
This summer, a 8th grader was suspended and arrested after refusing to remove his National Rifle Association t-shirt. And in July, the Department of Education investigated an Arizona school for organizing a “Redneck Day” inspired by Duck Dynasty.
(h/t The Blaze)

1 comment:

  1. A redneck can do more with less better than anybody. A redneck would make MacGyver look like Gilligan. Some people use redneck as a slur, but it's because they are ignorant. Just like that teacher.

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