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Come on people... is this how we treat each other now?
Some of you may remember my blog about the teen who sued her school for the right to bring her girlfriend to her prom? Well it seems that people will find a way to exclude their brothers and sistas regardless of the law (and the basic rights we afford ourselves as humans). After winning the case, the school cancelled the prom altogether and an alternative prom was held (apparently by the parents of the students so that the school wasn’t ‘involved’)... and get this… Constance (the teen I’m talking about) along with five other students (two of which had a learning disability) were sent to a ‘fake prom’ while the rest of their school mates attended another well attended huge prom! What filth!
Being the amazing young woman Constance is, she was quoted saying "They had the time of their lives, that's the one good thing that come out of this, [these kids] didn't have to worry about people making fun of them [at their prom]”.
Quite frankly, I’m tired of this crap. I’m tired of the oppressed and exploited parties of the world having to bend over backwards, be mistreated… and come out smiling, always the optimist. Don’t get me wrong, I bet these students are pissed right off… and I wonder if the news writers end their stories like this just so that they can feel good about themselves, or feel some sort of relief that they don’t have to stand up for someone else’s rights, as if somehow because it’s got a positive spin on it… we can just feel better about ourselves? I’m tired of this happening and it being a ‘learning experience’ … it’s right shitty that a group of students felt they had a better time being tricked and treated poorly because being segregated is the only way they can have a good time without being picked on, teased, or hurt!
Now... at the risk of doing the same thing, I’ve debated whether or not to post this tidbit of information as well... but I will because I think it’s important!
Constance recently appeared as a guest on the Ellen DeGeneres show, and received a $30,000 scholarship from the website Tonic.com. Constance, I hope you use that money to get a great education and make boat loads of money doing a job you love and are uber happy!
Now I’m all fired up and upset!
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