So these high school youngsters go to their prom and somewhere along the way they come across this confederate flag and some guns, in Colorado. Here’s the video from HuffingtonPost.com:
What I heard the parent saying in the video is that her son REALLY didn’t want to pose for this picture but he did it anyway.
If that is the case then we have a young man, and probably lots of others like him, who will go along with things they know are wrong just to please others – and these are not 6th and 7th grade kids.
I know in high school it’s still tough to be independent and young people are still trying to figure out who they are, but that’s where us adults come in.
We have to teach young people that it’s okay to stand-up for what you believe (while being safe) and that you do not have to go with the status quo – even if the people coaching you to do stupid stuff is an adult.
Otherwise…insert offensive picture that has gone viral and will eventually be showing your kids’ faces instead of blurs soon. Or worse.