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(Philly.com)   Student newspaper bans all references to redskin potatoes. They're going after Russetts and Yukon Gold next   (philly.com) divider line 26
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2013-12-24 09:43:28 AM  
What do call a lesbian from Alaska?

upload.wikimedia.org


/Banned in all teaparty, christian, republican  schools already.
 
2013-12-24 09:44:53 AM  
Aren't they precious? /and this road has been traveled before
 
2013-12-24 09:45:07 AM  
Why does this student newspaper hate socialist and communist skinheads?
 
2013-12-24 09:45:26 AM  
And you should see the war they've started against Cheese Nips...
 
2013-12-24 09:45:30 AM  
The Weeners in TFA brings up an interesting point:

The irony of this situation is that the school has told the students who run the newspaper to print a word they find offensive. Generally it is the other way around. Who in this world has the power to tell someone how to speak, and what words to use?
 
2013-12-24 09:47:45 AM  

the_vegetarian_cannibal: The Weeners in TFA brings up an interesting point:

The irony of this situation is that the school has told the students who run the newspaper to print a word they find offensive. Generally it is the other way around. Who in this world has the power to tell someone how to speak, and what words to use?


English teachers.

Rosetta Stone.
 
2013-12-24 09:52:26 AM  
api.ning.com


It's only a matter of time.
 
2013-12-24 09:52:54 AM  

another cultural observer: the_vegetarian_cannibal: The Weeners in TFA brings up an interesting point:

The irony of this situation is that the school has told the students who run the newspaper to print a word they find offensive. Generally it is the other way around. Who in this world has the power to tell someone how to speak, and what words to use?

English teachers.

Rosetta Stone.


GLAAD?

A&E?
 
2013-12-24 09:55:14 AM  
re-laaaax, you guys BEAT the redskins....

Why are you behaving like you didn't?


/get some balls , whitey
 
2013-12-24 10:03:16 AM  
I really want to know....

How is a school administrator telling students what to do in the school newspaper worthy of a lawsuit? I've pulled a caption from a yearbook and the law is clearly on my side.
 
2013-12-24 10:09:50 AM  

AngryTeacher: I really want to know....

How is a school administrator telling students what to do in the school newspaper worthy of a lawsuit? I've pulled a caption from a yearbook and the law is clearly on my side.


As my earlier comment mentioned, that is telling a student to take something out of a school publication. If I'm reading this article right, the principal is trying to force students to put speech that they don't want into a school publication.

This seems more akin to the whole issue of trying to force all students to say the Pledge of Allegiance, which IIRC, is still illegal to do.
 
2013-12-24 10:15:01 AM  
lh6.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-12-24 10:21:41 AM  

the_vegetarian_cannibal: AngryTeacher: I really want to know....

How is a school administrator telling students what to do in the school newspaper worthy of a lawsuit? I've pulled a caption from a yearbook and the law is clearly on my side.

As my earlier comment mentioned, that is telling a student to take something out of a school publication. If I'm reading this article right, the principal is trying to force students to put speech that they don't want into a school publication.

This seems more akin to the whole issue of trying to force all students to say the Pledge of Allegiance, which IIRC, is still illegal to do.


I feel like the principal telling them to use the school mascot's actual name is probably getting blown out of proportion here by all parties. That said, I'm interested in the legal take on self-imposed censorship. It is a school paper, even if they generate their own budget via ads or some other route. Do the same restrictions apply to the editors that would apply to the principal (ie prior review allowed)?
 
2013-12-24 10:44:06 AM  

TXEric: another cultural observer: the_vegetarian_cannibal: The Weeners in TFA brings up an interesting point:

The irony of this situation is that the school has told the students who run the newspaper to print a word they find offensive. Generally it is the other way around. Who in this world has the power to tell someone how to speak, and what words to use?

English teachers.

Rosetta Stone.

GLAAD?

A&E?


Script writers.
 
2013-12-24 10:47:20 AM  

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Carl from Aqua Teen said it best: Why don't we name em after the protesters; the Washington Thin Skins! It's cool cuz everybody got skin!

http://video.adultswim.com/carl/carls-lock-redskins-vs-broncos-2013. ht ml
 
2013-12-24 10:51:05 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: And you should see the war they've started against Cheese Nips...


I have the strangest...

Anyway, isn't new, red, or red-skinned potato more appropriate for what we call these.

/Not to be confused with cranberry reds, which are red throughout.
 
2013-12-24 11:01:58 AM  

redmid17: I feel like the principal telling them to use the school mascot's actual name is probably getting blown out of proportion here by all parties. That said, I'm interested in the legal take on self-imposed censorship. It is a school paper, even if they generate their own budget via ads or some other route. Do the same restrictions apply to the editors that would apply to the principal (ie prior review allowed)?



Yes... I can, and have, censored parts of the newspaper and yearbook. (Remember when schools had "A Night in Paris" themed proms? That sort of stuff.)
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That's why I wonder about the lawsuit. It makes sense that the principal should not be forcing material into the newspaper, but the principal is ultimately responsible for what is published in the newspaper. Wouldn't the person responsible have final say in word choice? I honestly don't know. It will be interesting for me to follow this.
 
2013-12-24 11:23:33 AM  

AngryTeacher: redmid17: I feel like the principal telling them to use the school mascot's actual name is probably getting blown out of proportion here by all parties. That said, I'm interested in the legal take on self-imposed censorship. It is a school paper, even if they generate their own budget via ads or some other route. Do the same restrictions apply to the editors that would apply to the principal (ie prior review allowed)?


Yes... I can, and have, censored parts of the newspaper and yearbook. (Remember when schools had "A Night in Paris" themed proms? That sort of stuff.)
\

That's why I wonder about the lawsuit. It makes sense that the principal should not be forcing material into the newspaper, but the principal is ultimately responsible for what is published in the newspaper. Wouldn't the person responsible have final say in word choice? I honestly don't know. It will be interesting for me to follow this.


I was thinking the student editors. I know the teachers and principal can. My friends and I had to have some discussions with our newspaper sponsor and principal over a few stories and front page photos. Jesus that was a long time ago.
 
2013-12-24 12:17:36 PM  
Washington Foreskins
 
2013-12-24 01:17:28 PM  
They are going be mauled by the Bensalem Redshirts.  I hear most of their players are almost 20.
 
2013-12-24 01:53:41 PM  

Sugarbombs: They are going be mauled by the Bensalem Redshirts.  I hear most of their players are almost 20.


Their defense absolutely blankets the other team. It's almost sick how effective they've been.
 
2013-12-24 02:08:00 PM  
This PC stuff is not new. CSB time
 In 1976 the H.S. I went to had the Rebels as the mascot. The school board decided it must be changed so the school  voted on a new mascot The vote was overwhelmingly for the Redskins.  AHH good times.

 And stay off my lawn.  Oh yeah this was in rural Florida.
 
2013-12-24 02:17:57 PM  
Liberals.
 
2013-12-24 02:46:43 PM  

AngryTeacher: redmid17: I feel like the principal telling them to use the school mascot's actual name is probably getting blown out of proportion here by all parties. That said, I'm interested in the legal take on self-imposed censorship. It is a school paper, even if they generate their own budget via ads or some other route. Do the same restrictions apply to the editors that would apply to the principal (ie prior review allowed)?


Yes... I can, and have, censored parts of the newspaper and yearbook. (Remember when schools had "A Night in Paris" themed proms? That sort of stuff.)
\

That's why I wonder about the lawsuit. It makes sense that the principal should not be forcing material into the newspaper, but the principal is ultimately responsible for what is published in the newspaper. Wouldn't the person responsible have final say in word choice? I honestly don't know. It will be interesting for me to follow this.


TFA mentions that the principal only forced the name back into the paper when the football team was headed to the state playoffs.  So cute little political statements are fine, until they interfere with FOOTBALL.  Because nothing is ever more important than your team moving a stuffed pig skin past a line painted on a patch of grass while preventing an opposing team from doing the same.  For that reason alone I hope they win their lawsuit, the principal loses his job and is never allowed near another educational facility unless it is for the purposes of his own education.
 
2013-12-24 06:25:43 PM  

Sugarbombs: They are going be mauled by the Bensalem Redshirts.  I hear most of their players are almost 20.


Yes but every time a new one shows up at a game you just know he's going to get killed.
 
2013-12-25 06:07:23 PM  
I went to this school as a kid and its embarassing that this kinda shiat is what happens when people dont have legitimate things to biatch over. they pick stupid shiat to get all poopy pants about.

/redskins? please, this reminds me of that southpark flag that chef thought was racist.
 
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