Monday, September 19, 2005


Our friend Amy at the Snarling Marmot calls 'em Asshats of the Week, and we think this guy qualifies for such an award -- that, and a good ass-kicking.

An 18-year-old at Fleming Island High School in Florida decided to wear an especially nasty T-shirt to school. The Times-Union describes it this way:
The undershirt the white student wore had a confederate flag on the front with the words "Keep it flying." On the back, a cartoon depicted a group of hooded Klansmen standing outside a church, waving to two others who had just pulled away in a car reading "Just married." Two black men in nooses were being dragged behind.
A 17-year-old black student smacks Mr. Cracker upside the head, but no sense is imparted; for some there is no hope.

The white student was suspended for three days, but once his punishment was over he refused to return to school. "I'm not going to deal with it over some stupid shirt," he told the Times-Union.

Interesting factoids from the case:

•The white student doesn't want to press charges against the kid who kicked his ass.

•He said he was wearing the shirt because he planned to have it on at a party that same night -- a party to celebrate his enlistment in the Marines.

•Mr. Cracker claims he's not a racist:
"It's just, some people I hate, some people I don't get along with. And black people just happen to be the ones because they think they're better than everyone else."
Pity the boy isn't named in this story. Sounds like he needs more ass kicking.

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