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a sense of joy and then a panic
a sense of joy and then a panic
the stately homes of england, how beautiful they stand 
How cool is my alma mater high school, yo?
Several Lincoln East High School students were suspended Wednesday for making or distributing fake "green cards" thrown onto the field after the championship soccer game against Omaha South.

Sixty percent of Omaha South's students are Latino -- and the green cards were an apparent reference to immigration status.

East administrators have talked with administrators at Omaha South. They also have talked with students who accepted the cards, stressing they are just as culpable for condoning the actions of those distributing them, Cassata said. And, they talked to a couple of students who waved American flags because the flags hadn't been present at other soccer games.
I shouldn't have to note that East is the high school that has the second-lowest percentage of minority students, and the lowest percentage of students who qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch.  In other words, it's the old rich white high school.  Bonus from the assistant principal, who used to be my biology teacher who advocated creationism, and also got a veteran history teacher fired for showing Baghdad E.R. (HDU show injured soldiers!):
"We saw absolutely zero green cards during the game, and we were extremely proud of our students," Mann said.
Yes, the moral of the story is to be proud of the students who didn't display green cards under threat of ejection from the game.  Wow!
05.21.10 (UTC)
Keep it classy, rich kids. That's just...ugh.

What I find distressing about it is how they are throwing the American flag into it. Don't they understand that being hispanic doesn't make someone non-American? They should check the photos of the recent military vets and see just how many Americans don't look like they fell out of an episode of the Brady Bunch.
05.21.10 (UTC)
Nothing like this ever happened when I was there, so on a certain level it surprises me (and if this had happened at speech tourney our coach would have burned us at the stake himself), but yeah, it's awful. I'd be willing to bet more kids from Omaha South than Lincoln East end up in uniform.
05.21.10 (UTC)

Nice one, kids.
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(sorry--don't know the abbreviation!)

Wait, figured it out, LOL.

Edited at 2010-05-21 04:08 pm (UTC)
05.21.10 (UTC)
Learn something new everyday!
05.23.10 (UTC)
he's the asst. principal now?

also, second-lowest to who? southwest?
05.23.10 (UTC)
yes. my mom's reaction: "how did that happen?"

you know, I actually calculated it wrong. East IS the lowest (but yeah, SW would have been the lowest otherwise).

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