Thursday, November 19, 2009

10 Year-Old Boy Won't Stand For The Pledge Of Allegiance Until No More Discrimination Against Gays.




ok, this kid is officially the hero of the month. 


I find this to be so relevant to my more recent posts about the recent sexual assault in Richmond, because so many boys watched a gang rape occur, and some have reported being scared to have done anything about it, because of peer pressure (One did also try to help her as well, and is now dealing with being labelled a "snitch"). Here, Will Phillips, a 10 year-old 5th grader boy who is taking on tons of homophobic teasing, but remaining firm in his stance. You have to check this kid out too, he's pretty serious and "adult intellectual", to a point where its kinda cute and funny (hope this kid actually finds time to play and be a kid too!!). But he broke it down, he doesn't want to stand to honor the pledge of allegiance until there is really "liberty and justice for all." He even states that there "really isn't liberty and justice for all, gays and lesbians can't marry, and there's still a lot of racism and sexism in the world. yeah." WHATTT?!? I hope that this catches on, wanna see whole classrooms refusing to stand. I'm personally glad I went to high school in Jamaica and never had to be stand to honor "liberty and justice for all" in a country rife with various institutionalized oppressions. 

I wonder if Universal Studios is just waiting for Will to grow up and become a lawyer so that they can jump on the movie rights. And i don't think Will will have to worry about getting into a law school either. 
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5 comments:

Berette said...

Wow - from the mouths of babes. I 'solemnly and with a bit of maliciousness' hereby agree that indeed there is NOT liberty and certainly not justice for all in this land - which is most embarrassingly evident in the actions of this disturbingly precocious babe. Bravo to him though for sitting for a cause. It's nearly 2010 man - why are we still trying to make these words real?!

richard said...

out of the mouth of babes for real!! amazing that it takes a 10-year old to model integrity, compassion and bravery to adults and peers around him. nuff respek!!

and yes, its gonna be 2010, tings long overdue....

mizztcasa said...

yeah, he's def my hero. give it up for wonderful fem.men.ists! :)

Kinky Pinkys said...

What an inspiring story. This kid has a future in activism.

Clyde Barrow said...

"What's a 'gaywad'?" A shitty, unimaginative insult.

This kid is surprisingly mature for his age. He's cool.