October 18, 2008

Girl called Racist for Wearing Palin t-shirt

ARRA News Service - Featured on Fox 35 News - Orlando, FL:
She's only 12 years old but Ashleigh Jones is feeling the heat of this election year. That’s because the seventh grader at New Smyrna Beach Middle School was called a racist by classmates for wearing a pro-Sarah Palin t-shirt. Jones is volunteering at the Republican Headquarters in New Smyrna Beach. The Palin t-shirt was a gift from her fellow volunteers. But when she wore it to school she learned just how tough politics can be.“Some of the students were calling me racist because I was Caucasian,” she said. “I wanted the Caucasian man to win. And I told them that’s not true. It’s my freedom of speech, it’s my opinion.” - Video Available online at Fox 35
This election has become super heated but is it really necessary to get disrespectful? When this New Smyrna Beach Middle School 12 year old wore a Sarah Palin shirt to school, her classmates called her a racist because she was white and was rooting for a "white man" to win. These are kids who can't even vote! No one got in trouble. What would have happened if the tables were turned? What Do you think?

1 comment:

JohnT said...

Obama supporters can do what ever they want.
Obama can be a member of a rascists congregation, they can insult white people, but don't you dare speak about supporting a white candidate!