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Play The Man
01-06-2010, 06:59 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,582116,00.html?test=latestnews



DEARBORN, Michigan At least nine Detroit area high school juniors are in trouble for wearing sweat shirts bearing a design that evokes the terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center's Twin Towers.

Dearborn Public Schools spokesman David Mustonen has told The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press that the shirts the boys wore to Edsel Ford High School on Monday are "offensive" and in "poor taste."

The boys are Arab-American, as are about half the school's 1,700 students.

They belong to the 2011 class. On the shirts, the number 11 resembles two buildings, with the school's "Thunderbird" mascot flying toward them. Printed beneath the image are the words, "You can't bring us down."

The boys are to meet with school officials but suspensions are not planned.


http://www.foxnews.com/images/593966/0_61_towers_320.jpg

Somehow I don't think these "Arab-American" students are Lebanese Maronite Christians. For those who don't know, Dearborn, Michigan has so many radical Muslims it is often referred to as "Dearbornistan". I would bet that every one of the students is a Muslim.

Chuck
01-06-2010, 07:11 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,582116,00.html?test=latestnews



http://www.foxnews.com/images/593966/0_61_towers_320.jpg

Somehow I don't think these "Arab-American" students are Lebanese Maronite Christians. For those who don't know, Dearborn, Michigan has so many radical Muslims it is often referred to as "Dearbornistan". I would bet that every one of the students is a Muslim.

I'm not entirely sure I have a problem with the shirts to be honest.. I mean I can see where they could be in poor taste, perhaps insensitive... but I don't see them as horribly offensive. :huh:

For now I'm going with inappropriate and moderately offensive.

County Mike
01-06-2010, 07:14 PM
My first thought on this was that the students were saying it in a patriotic way. Almost as a tribute to the twin towers. Without knowing their intentions, it's hard for me to judge.

Crisco
01-06-2010, 07:14 PM
I'm not entirely sure I have a problem with the shirts to be honest.. I mean I can see where they could be in poor taste, perhaps insensitive... but I don't see them as horribly offensive. :huh:

For now I'm going with inappropriate and moderately offensive.

I will agree withthis statement.

Play The Man
01-06-2010, 07:23 PM
That shirt makes my skin crawl.

Miss Foxy
01-06-2010, 10:26 PM
I took it as the opposite way meaning it's going to take more than 09/11 to bring our country down..Im confused? I don't see it as anti-American? :huh:

Spiritwalker
01-06-2010, 10:40 PM
I took it as the opposite way meaning it's going to take more than 09/11 to bring our country down..Im confused? I don't see it as anti-American? :huh:


Agreed,,,


At worst.. going the other way it's in poor taste....

If it is a "smack in the face"... the shirt creator needs to try harder... and hopefully they will wear that shirt around a member of the armed forces.. It's easy to bash on this country standing behind a Marine! Or any other member of the armed forces.

Primadawn
01-06-2010, 11:19 PM
OK, this is a "Class of '11" thing right? So how I took it, was "you can take the twin towers down...but not us" :huh:
:blink:

Silverback
01-06-2010, 11:32 PM
OK, this is a "Class of '11" thing right? So how I took it, was "you can take the twin towers down...but not us" :huh:
:blink:

I took it the same way, but yes I would say poor judgement.

J.B.
01-06-2010, 11:45 PM
BREAKING NEWS : High School kids do something stupid and tasteless, more at 11....

:laugh:

Robertboxerboy
01-07-2010, 12:03 AM
I took it the way too, you can take down our towers and jack our planes, but you can't bring us down.

Spiritwalker
01-07-2010, 01:16 AM
I took it the way too, you can take down our towers and jack our planes, but you can't bring us down.

The song by Suicidal Tendencies is running through my head now... THAT was a kick butt song!!!

atomdanger
01-07-2010, 02:37 AM
I was expecting a much more offensive shirt to be honest.

tshirthell.com sells a shirt that says "I *picture of 747* NY