Sunday, February 26, 2017

Action Alert: The Hotel on The Corner of Bitter And Sweet and The High School Full of Horrible

I just read a blog post by Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on The Corner of Bitter And Sweet, a novel dealing with issues surrounding the horrible internment of Japanese Americans.  He was writing in the post about his visit to Highland Park High School in Dallas, which I can tell you from living in Dallas for ten years as a child, is in a separate school district from Dallas Independent School District, set up by an extremely wealthy segment of the city. 

Apparently, the students attending his presentation trolled him by cheering and clapping at inappropriate times so he could not be heard.  Then, after he spoke about the internment of Japanese Americans, the students cheered and clapped about that internment.

The principal did not stop this behavior.

I am going to be giving Highland Park High School's principal a call about this next week, Mamas, and letting him know that I think letting his students get away with that behavior was not okay.  His name is Walter Kelly and he should be able to be reached at school at 214-780-3708.  Feel free to call him with me.  We don't need schools allowing kids to act like that in our Texas.

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