11 April 2005

The Fight Over The Necklace Continues

A little over a month ago, I wrote an article about 13 year old Raven Furbert. Raven fashioned a piece of home made jewelry made of red, white, and blue plastic beads to honor several family members deployed in Iraq. She felt that it was her duty to show her support for those men and women who are fighting to keep this country safe. But when she wore her home made necklace to school, she was told to remove it. She refused and is facing disciplinary action because of it. The school district claims that the wearing of plastic colored beads is gang related. This story caught my attention when Raven was a special guest on Hannity and Colms. Needless to say, by the end of the program both Sean and Allan were wearing necklaces fashioned by Raven. Well, it seems that we haven't heard the last of this drama. I received this email from Raven's mother yesterday.
Check into the timesunion.com for 4-9-05. Teen risks penalty over beads. The Raven Furbert story, red, white and blue beads, gang-related. Full update with school disciplinary report, editorial from local paper on Starktruth.com Please help spread the word on this story again.
Katie, Raven's Mom
Now, why is this little girl being persecuted for her patriotism? My information is that there is no written policy governing the wearing of jewelry in class. And if there is, should it be restricted to home made jewelry? Or should all jewelry be included is such a ban? What is at issue here is the contention that gangs are using colored beads to send messages back and forth to each other. And the school board, along with the local police, wish to head off gang activity by enforcing an illegal ban on this little girl. A girl, who is so obviously not involved with gang activity. This is the very thing that the ACLU has dedicated themselves to protect against. But where are they? Nowhere to be found. If this school system had a written uniform policy, and this policy banned the wearing of jewelry, I would be on the side of the school system. But they don't. The children don't wear uniforms and jewelry isn't banned. So they are going to turn Raven into a discipline problem because she wishes to wear patriotic jewelry. I know what is going on here. And it has nothing to do with gang activity. No, it's because the National Teacher's Association is against supporting the war. It has happened in Seattle. Teachers have been using kids to make a political statement. And it's sick. Just because the N.T.A. is against everything that President George W. Bush does, says, and plans, does that give them the right to exploit the youth of this nation? No it doesn't. I am including a link so that you can show your support for Raven. She hasn't asked me to, but I will anyway. She is selling the very necklaces that have caused this hoopla. You can purchase one by clicking here. Help Put A Stop To The Most Dangerous Organization In America. We are trying to organize a march on all of the ACLU state offices in all of the 50 states. To help in this matter, we are trying to raise money to pay for advertising in our nation's newspapers promoting the march. You can help. Visit Bulldoze The ACLU online store and buy a bumper sticker or t-shirt. All of the proceeds will be going into advertising for this march. Thank You.


Blogger John said...

What a terrible thing this is. What has happened to our nation and schools? Where are we headed? It is quite fearful times we are living in.

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4/11/2005 09:39:00 AM  
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4/11/2005 02:06:00 PM  
Blogger wolfer said...

I can see where the school is going with the beads issue. Saftey and Security first. There are gang bangers rockin' the yellow and gold, red and white, blue and black beads around thier neck and wrists only to show thier colors. What happens if one of the gangs mistake the little girl wearing her beads as a rival an something happens to her because of the beads? I do believe it is best to say that NO ONE is allowed to wear beads..Safety and Security first for all.

8/25/2008 04:25:00 PM  

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