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but what about my feather boa?!? LiterateDog - 13/04/2004 03:23:08 PM

Merrillville schools ban pink clothes
Associated Press
March 30, 2004

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. -- Officials have banned pink clothing for the remainder of the school year out of concerns that the color has become associated with gang activity.

Administrators last week told students at the city's high school and two middle schools to avoid wearing pink clothing or accessories, said Michael Berta, associate superintendent in the Northwestern Indiana district.

"There is no evidence of gang activity. But because of the growing use of the color pink we decided to be proactive. Girls and boys are supposed to avoid wearing pink," Berta said Monday.

None of the district's 6,500 students have been disciplined for wearing pink, he said.

Berta said the issue came up at a recent administrator's meeting when a principal remarked that there were more students wearing pink. "Not only were there more kids wearing pink T-shirts and pink hats, but also pink shoelaces, which was unusual," he said.

Clothing retailers said pink is a popular color in current styles.

"About 30 percent of my items for this season are pink. It's 'in.' I have pink in every shade," said Amanda Zipko, owner of Amanda Gayle's boutique in Schererville.

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why is it that so many school officials are so often so incredibly stupid?

on a side note, i'm glad i'm not in school anymore. i couldn't get through the day without my pink feather boa.








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but what about my feather boa?!? - 13/04/2004 03:23:08 PM 189 Views
I'm not sure what I'm more shocked at, this schools stupidity or... - 13/04/2004 03:26:22 PM 20 Views
too? no way! - 13/04/2004 06:35:09 PM 8 Views
Dude, you're just so gay! - 13/04/2004 03:29:27 PM 25 Views
you know it - 13/04/2004 06:34:12 PM 9 Views
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but its like...totally you're color, for sure - 13/04/2004 06:37:17 PM 7 Views
I am fond of pink - 13/04/2004 06:41:52 PM 5 Views
i just bought pink shoes! - 13/04/2004 03:41:50 PM 14 Views
i think it applies to shoes too, sadly - 13/04/2004 06:39:41 PM 7 Views
how can they do that to me?! - 14/04/2004 11:08:57 AM 4 Views
gang related? - 13/04/2004 03:48:53 PM 22 Views
The Elton John wannabe gang. - 13/04/2004 04:50:11 PM 16 Views
LOL *NM* - 13/04/2004 04:53:14 PM 2 Views
hehehe - 13/04/2004 06:36:02 PM 9 Views
LOL Pink is such a TOUGH color! XD! *NM* - 13/04/2004 04:22:31 PM 2 Views
Idiot school. - 13/04/2004 04:51:17 PM 15 Views
Damn homosexual gangs always poppin' a cap in some guy's ass. *NM* - 13/04/2004 05:05:56 PM 5 Views
if the other guy is lucky *NM* - 13/04/2004 06:33:43 PM 2 Views
I love pink! - 13/04/2004 08:18:10 PM 5 Views
only in america......... - 13/04/2004 08:33:47 PM 18 Views
Yeah but you strange people still wear uniforms. - 13/04/2004 09:43:28 PM 16 Views
oh dear - 13/04/2004 10:23:30 PM 13 Views
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oh dear - 14/04/2004 08:18:09 AM 12 Views
Oh my I see you cant read anymore. - 14/04/2004 05:56:17 PM 8 Views
it was the clear implication - 14/04/2004 07:10:18 PM 8 Views
. - 14/04/2004 09:00:25 PM 13 Views
well.... - 14/04/2004 10:52:24 PM 9 Views
Joe made me change my reply. - 14/04/2004 11:17:20 PM 9 Views
Uniformity - 14/04/2004 11:27:02 AM 8 Views
False equalization though - 14/04/2004 05:55:02 PM 5 Views
True, true - 15/04/2004 08:09:04 AM 4 Views
No, in a community everyone is of the same class - 15/04/2004 12:50:26 PM 5 Views