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    AZ - 6 Arizona Students Used School Spirit T-Shirts to Spell Out the "N" Word


    Phoenix, Arizona -
    In what can only be described as the most offensive game of Boggle to ever take place, six students who took part in Desert Vista High School's senior photo shoot to spell out "Best * You've * Ever * Seen * Class* Of * 2016" rearranged the letters after the photo shoot to spell out "Ni**er," Phoenix local affiliate ABC 15 reported.

    According to ABC15, parents contacted the local station once the photo was making rounds on social media.

    In an official statement from superintendent Kenneth R. Baca, the school official called the event "unacceptable."

    "We need to understand that words matter," Baca said. "I can assure you that appropriate disciplinary action will be taken."

    Desert Vista principal Christina Barela added she shared the "outrage and disappointment" over the photo in a letter to parents, as well.


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    Sad thing is that this type of thinking doesn't happen in a vacuum. What do you want to bet their parents blame the school and (parents who reported this)for being too "PC"?

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    "Several police units arrived"? Have we lost our minds?

    Those girls have no idea what that word really means, and the implications. I'm 56 years old, I know very well what that word invokes for people my age. It's a horrible word, and from the time I was 8 until now no one I know uses that word, who is my age. Young people do, as an affectionate term which is bizarre to me.

    Is it a positive thing to let this next generation know the horrors of that slur? I'm not sure. They seem to be using it with each other as a joke. What I am sure of, is that several police cars don't need to arrive at a school when kids are trying to be edgy and clever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeannaT View Post
    Those girls have no idea what that word really means, and the implications.
    I don't buy that for a second. Do you have a source? (Not that I'd believe the girls anyhow. I think it's more likely that they didn't care one bit about the implications, or who it offended. They are HIGH SCHOOL students.

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    Perhaps these students need more history lessons this coming month. OMG. Yes they hear it in hip hop and rap, but that doesn't make it any less acceptable. Respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montjoy View Post
    I don't buy that for a second. Do you have a source? (Not that I'd believe the girls anyhow. I think it's more likely that they didn't care one bit about the implications, or who it offended. They are HIGH SCHOOL students.
    A source for an opinion?
    I understood every word you said. It was the order that you said them that has me confused.

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    This is a problem when we see this through our knowing eyes. Apparently the story is, one of the girls has a Black boyfriend, who set this up as a funny edgy post on social media. It's a bit like recoiling in horror when a 5 year old shoots the finger at you. The kid has no real idea, except it gets a rise out of people.

    That a young black man thought that was funny, is very telling. He has no idea, and for that we should all be eternally grateful. The young of this generation aren't experiencing what we have experienced. And that's a good thing.

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    We have bigger issues than just getting them more education. IMHO.

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    These young girls should have known better. The young man who took the picture should have known better. In fact, they did know better. Not one person can convince me that these young people don't know the meaning of that word and the implications of using that word.

    And before we bring "rap" music into this. There are a lot of black people who are against it being used as a term of endearment. The youth trying to desensitize the word is not working and it never will. It just gives racists an excuse to use it more openly and blame it on rap music.

    I do believe the 5 day suspension is enough since this took place on school grounds. How their futures are effected by this is their own fault. They are old enough to know better. Shame on the boyfriend for even thinking this was okay. His parents need to sit him down and have a very long talk with him about that word. He's going to be in for a rude awakening once he gets out in the real world and someone calls him that word and actually means it.
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    Oh please, any teenager knows how loaded the word is. Maybe they think it is "cool" to use it anyway but they know. This "prank" or whatever the hell it was is just ugly. These girls are jerks. I hope it affecs their futures. Jmo
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwt42 View Post
    A source for an opinion?
    It was not stated as an opinion -- there was no 'it seems to me,' 'I believe,' 'I think,' etc. It was stated as a fact, so it's fair to ask for a source.

    But even if it was an opinion...in my opinion, it was a totally (and likely willfully) naive opinion that was offered to excuse the girls of being racist, and exposing that racism still thrives in the USA, something that many people wish to deny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montjoy View Post
    I don't buy that for a second. Do you have a source? (Not that I'd believe the girls anyhow. I think it's more likely that they didn't care one bit about the implications, or who it offended. They are HIGH SCHOOL students.
    Yeah, and they even used asterisks. Weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheclock View Post
    Yeah, and they even used asterisks. Weird.
    Right, showing they knew exactly the impact of the word. Jmo
    Just my opinion, of course.

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    They only had asterisks. They didn't have g's.

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