Sunday, November 25, 2007


MyFox Kansas City reported Travis Grigsby loves playing drums, but he and his friend Alex Coday weren't able to play for two weeks after they were suspended. It started after the band's performance at a football game. Some kids on the drum line said they were talking about the best knots to use to tie up the drum equipment. "Someone asked if anybody knew how to tie a noose and Travis did admit he knew how to tie a noose," Kim Grigsby said. Travis' mom said her son is almost an Eagle Scout, he knew how to tie it, but told his friends he wouldn't because you could get in trouble for that. Later, a black student on the drum line told the teacher he was offended. "Travis was accused of using a racial slur for saying the word 'noose.' Then he was suspended for 10 days," Kim said.

Betsy Newmark blogged They weren't talking about nooses to lynch black people, but a noose to tie a knot. But who cares? Someone was offended so suspend the kids.... Has the administration given students a list of words that are verboten? Oops, perhaps verboten is forbidden because it reminds people of Germans which makes them think of Nazis which makes them think of the Holocaust and thus, could offend people. Once you start allowing people to find offense at certain connections that they're making in their minds, the way is open to all sorts of charges that someone somewhere is offended.

No one has a right to never be offended. This is as stupid as Muslims rioting because of some stupid cartoons.

1 comment:

Jack's Shack said...

No one has a right to never be offended.

That is old America. In the new and improved America you can sue your shadow for making you look fat.