Schools should do more to prevent homophobia/homophobic language?

Posted by: BblackkBbirdd

  • Yes

  • No

79% 22 votes
21% 6 votes
  • Yes, well any discriminatory language if possible, but since this is a hot button issue, I think focus on this language would be beneficial.

  • Students can get suspended for racist comments, so where do you draw the line? In my opinion, sexist and homophobic comments should be targeted with the same level of authority as racist ones. No discrimination should be tolerated.

  • When someone says "That's so gay", it could be really hurtful to people who already have a hard time with discrimination. And Rey shouldn't 'expel' them, that would be crazy, but at least give people a stern warning for needless use of potentially-mean language. And I know this because I'm in middle school.

  • that's like asking if schools should allow racism and racist remarks in classrooms and in schools. in schools you should be treated equally regardless of your race, age, gender, sexuality, or religion and schools should be obligated to enforce equality.

  • My school has a "zero tolerance policy" of any sort of homophobic language but people are constantly using gay as a negative term and nothing is done! We've even had a ZeeTee campaign and people have pledged to stop using gay as a derogatory term but a week later, the school stops paying any attention and won't let us wear the ZeeTee wristbands to show our support. More needs to be done to stop homophobic language because at the end of the day, it's bullying.

  • If everyone who has used the word gay as insult was expelled from my school, there would probably be less than 5 guys left.

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Conservative101 says2014-03-29T21:56:15.7896145-05:00
What kind of language?
BblackkBbirdd says2014-03-29T22:22:13.0227967-05:00
An example would be using words synonymous with 'gay' as an insult.
conservativelogic says2014-03-30T21:06:12.5700721-05:00
The first amendment should exist in schools.
WaterTipper says2014-03-30T21:13:04.4566297-05:00
@conservativelogic "If everyone who has used the word gay as insult was expelled from my school, there would probably be less than 5 guys left." ...What's your point?
discomfiting says2014-04-09T17:34:29.8896878-05:00
@conservativelogic so we should tolerate ignorance and inequality because it's traditional and a learned behavior? No. Children in the 1900's and 1800's were racist and in schools they were racist; is it proper or correct to allow them to be discriminatory towards them? No! Just because all but 5 of the southern children were calling Africans racists words, doesn't mean it should be okay because it's common. Freedom of speech doesn't go above equality; it's a hate crime; which is illegal is some states and is going to be legally in all.
imawesomedude says2014-04-12T02:59:02.7682543-05:00
No. Gays/lesbians are wrong and they should also be despised by other people for what they have done, just like criminals.
discomfiting says2014-04-13T02:16:05.8598835-05:00
So should your mother for haven created you.

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