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Friday, September 16, 2005

Why We Fight

Posted by on September 16 at 13:10 PM

After reading this story from the Times-Union in Jacksonville, Florida I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. It’s about a high school senior who wore a blatantly racist t-shirt to school, then was surprised when someone decked him in the melon.

Here’s a description of the shirt:

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.

And here’s his explanation of why he wore it:

He said he put the shirt on in the morning because he planned to wear it to a party that night with others who, like him, had enlisted in the Marines.

Ah, yes. America’s finest.