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Gay high school thing

This is appalling.

Quote: The Hetrick-Martin Institute’s Web site says the school will give its students “an opportunity to obtain a secondary education in a safe and supportive environment. ... We believe that success requires the ability to respect and value the diverse human community.”

Okay, so to respect and value the DIVERSE human community, we must resort to segregation? How does that make any kind of sense? Putting gay kids away in another school so the homophobes can just forget they exist? How is that going to help?

For fuck's sake. Just when I thought the gringos couldn't get any more stupid.

I can see it. Kids walking to this school getting ambushed on the way by gay bashers because "hey, they're going to Harvey Milk school so they MUST be gay".

This gave me a headache.

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polkadotrose
Jul. 28th, 2003 08:05 pm (UTC)
funny, a friend on my friend's list just commented on this. and i replied, telling him i am pro gay's rights but this seems like steps backwards. can we say segregated schools?! it makes me worried, because those kids are going to go from that school, which is in a sense a very sheltered environment... to the real world, where there's no "only gay corporations". ok maybe there are, but i don't think it's a good idea... i'm sure in a way it would be ideal for some, but... it just worries me!? like i should have any say in it anyway. but still. it just seems like it's not a good way to teach kids how to integrate with those with differences.
elven_wolf
Jul. 29th, 2003 06:32 am (UTC)
Civil rights has just taken a step backwards to 50 years ago if this is allowed to continue. You don't get rid of prejudice against a group by making that group invisible.
polkadotrose
Jul. 29th, 2003 07:16 am (UTC)
I wholeheartedly agree.
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