Hold Up A Second There

Seems at first glance like the rare case in which canned conservative outrage is legitimately-directed, but I can’t help but notice a bit of a funky connotation.

SOQUEL, Calif. – Students banned from a Central Coast school for wearing a white t-shirt. On Wednesday, Soquel High School suspended at least two students. The students say it’s because of allegations, they’re part of a white supremacist group.

Soquel High Senior Mikey Donnelly wore a white t-shirt for his senior class photo Tuesday. About 10 of his friends did the same. That decision may seem harmless. But Soquel High suspended Donnelly for three days because of it.

Donnelly said the school told him people were offended and intimidated by his group, claiming they’re a white supremacist gang.

“I do think this is BS,” says Donnelly. “I’m not a white supremacist in any way shape or form. If I did say white power, I would probably say it just as much as I say black power.”

via Soquel Students Suspended for White Supremacy Claims – Central Coast News KION/KCBA.

Wait, what? So according to this guy’s own best-case-scenario spin, he’s not quite sure how often he goes around talking about white power? Do I have that right? Forgive me for assuming, but I’m thinking you can see how someone might have legitimate concerns (the non-italicized kind) about that.


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