Mar 11, 2010
joined My Stranger Face
Mar 11, 2010
commented on High School in Mississippi Cancels Prom to Prevent Lesbian Student from Bringing Female Date—and Potentially Incites Violence Against Lesbian Student
I sent the following email to superintendent, principal (although you have mixed contact info for the principal) and each of the board members. Only 2 of the board members addresses were bounced back:
I don't know why I was shocked to read in USA Today about the hatred, bigotry and ignorance happening in your school. I guess it should come as no surprise considering many of the most heinous civil rights crimes have happened in Mississippi; but this 2010 after all, those were problems of the past. Clearly not.
I guess I should thank you though, at least you didn't put a sack over her head, hustle her into a van in the dead at night and imprison her in a "scared straight" indoctrination camp. Although, I suspect that is not a thing of the past either.
Then to read further that you are blaming this poor high school girl for all of the ruckus caused, obviously, by your own leaders. I guess I should thank you for that too. If you hadn't decided to show your school board's hate and ignorance, then I (and hundreds of others) wouldn't have known and you may have been allowed to get away with your illegal and immoral actions.