Why We Fight
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.