Georgia Teacher Removed From Classroom After Comparing MAGA Slogan To Swastika

Submitted by: fancylad 1 week ago in News & Politics


According to FOX News, A Cherokee County, Ga., high school teacher who told two students that their “Make America Great Again” T-shirts were akin to wearing swastikas and, thus, were not allowed in class has been removed from the classroom, the school principal confirmed Friday.



The math teacher, identified as Lyn Orletsky, was seen on a viral video telling the students from River Ridge High that their shirts were inappropriate, not necessarily because they demonstrated support for President Donald Trump, but because the slogan had essentially been taken over by “the neo-Nazis.”

“Just like you can’t wear a Swastika to school, you cannot use a slogan [Make America Great Again] like that,” she said.

Shortly after the incident, the school issued an apology, blasting Orletsky’s comments as inappropriate and confirming that the students wearing the shirts would not face discipline.

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Male 4,160
I like how fascist teachers feel they are entitled force their will on their students.
When did it stop becoming illegal to ask children to remove their clothing?
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dm2754 wow, that's some POWERFUL rephrasing. She says that the clothing is inappropriate, and they talk about flipping the shirts inside-out, but you reframe it to sound like she's getting them naked.
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Male 3,120
dm2754 Christians teachers have been doing the same thing sense the beginning of the country, why would it stop now?

I recall as a young boy being sent to the principals office many times for rejecting biblical stories.
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Female 4,190
as a math TEACHER, her personal opinions on ANYTHING other than math stop the second she steps on campus.
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melcervini Teaching doesn't work like that, and you know it.
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Female 4,190
barry9a I should have put "should" in there lol but you're right.. all the kids are being taught nowadays are how to take tests.
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Male 3,120
You gotta pick your spots folks..

In CONSERVATIVE Georgia, saying a maga shirt is bad is gonna go over REALLY REALLY BADLY.

You might get away with it in california or new york tho.


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Male 20,827
daegog This is what I was thinking -- they give maga shirts out for free with every box of bullets you buy.
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Male 39,583
School uniforms.

Solved that problem
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Male 6,068
Gerry1of1 Maybe something like this?



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Male 39,583
broizfam I did nazi that joke coming..... yes I did
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Male 6,068
Gerry1of1 I never would have gassed that.
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Male 60
broizfam oh. Oh dear. 
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Male 584
Kids don't know shit about shit anyway. I once had a sticker on one of my notebooks that said "Up your canal, Panama!" It wasn't because I had deeply held beliefs about the geo-political situation, and felt like I would use the sticker to start a conversation with my peers. I liked it because it was like telling them to shove it in their butt.

Kids are stupid. Their opinions are just about worthless. They require time and education, not punishment.
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Male 3,114
profworm 
No, no, no, no, no - it's much safer to just tell folks what to think, than teaching them how to think; Never know what they'll come up with if they're thinking for themselves - what were YOU thinking, it's public education after all - it's not like a significant percentage of them will actually ever need or use their education. 
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Male 20,827
profworm There was a kid in my high school senior world history class who once wore a white silkscreen t-shirt with an orange day-glo swastika on one side and a Star of David on the other. He was just a dumbass who liked to get a rise out of people -- everyone knows one of those kids who likes to stir the shit. 

He didn't even get to his desk before our teacher, Mrs. Schumacher sent him to the office to deal with the asst. principal. 

Hey, what's up, Chris Mayer?
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Male 3,120
profworm are adults really that much different?
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Male 40,343
The issue is not her comparing the two, that's kind of covered by free speech.
The issue is her kicking the kids out of the classroom for wearing the shirts, that makes her the 'neo-Nazi' here, to use her words.
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Male 20,827
5cats She should have made an example of these uneducated shit-for-brains and ask them about the issues Trump stands for. I guarantee that if she asked them specific questions about policy and specific issues, they wouldn't know what the fuck she was talking about, nor would they have educated answers. High school kids know jackshit about the real world.
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Male 399
fancylad What if they were to wear a t-shirt with Obama's Change logo? Or Che Guevara. Or Stalin? Where's the line being drawn?
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Male 6,068
5cats Even as a liberal I feel she was wrong to compare the two as she did, and you're absolutely right - the real issue is kicking them out of class. Grossly inappropriate.
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Male 542
broizfam why? Since when were blaze and distracting political statements ok inside the class room? I'd have sent their ass to the office too, because, they're trying to make a stink. Are we ok kids wearing a t-shirt that says fuck the police? Is a MAGA t-shirt any less intended to start some shit? Fuck those kids, fuck their parents. Least let them grow up, become stupid because of their own beliefs, foisting that shit on your kids, you've got to be a fucking joke.
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Male 6,068
thething911 I would say that, yes, a MAGA t-shirt is significantly less intended to start shit than one that says "fuck the police", which wouldn't be appropriate in school anyway because of the obscene language. If they wore shirts saying "don't trust the police" I wouldn't have a problem with it, even though I don't agree with it. The teacher saying it was akin to wearing a swastika was wrong. The fact that Trump is supported by neo-Nazis and White Aryans does not equate to him being one. Keep in mind that I'm Jewish and I'm no Trump supporter.
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Male 542
broizfam ain't a damn thing to do with politics but classroom politics, you don't let a kid be willfully distracting to others. And you're flat wrong, a MAGA shirt is intended to stir up just as much shit as a fuck the police shirt, far left, far right, unless you've your head up your ass, they're both extreme messages.
Make America great again? Honestly one of the most disgusting phrases I've heard concocted. 
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Male 6,068
thething911 I wouldn't say it's a bad slogan, just really poorly applied. And simply wearing the shirt is not what I would call a willful distraction in that simply indicating one's political viewpoint would only be a distraction to assholes who feel the need to fight about it. If you're one of those then, yes, it can constitute a distraction and I can understand your viewpoint.
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Male 40,343
thething911 GHOD FORBID the parents should have any say in what their own children think or believe in, eh?
Far better to have some frigid bureaucrat dictate what constitutes Nazism and impose her will on the children of others. Or have Washington dictate it, that's even better!

Do you honestly believe, for one second, that she banned pro- Hillary shirts or buttons last year? Or BLM shirts? Honestly now, her enforcing her politics on her students is OK with you?
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Male 542
5cats Oh, for ffs you special snowflakes. I'm sorry, was school cramping the self expression of your shitty kids? A t-shirt, that says nothing. HBT. How about we teach our kids how to keep their shit to theirselves instead of walking around telling every motherfucker what they think?
Herherher, I do this, I do that, I'ma put it on a fucking t-shirt.
Encroachment of free speech? What the fuck are you, the ACLU now? They're stupid kids, and it's a t-shirt, cry about something that fucking matters.
Enforcing her politics? You go to school to get learnt, or you fuck off home. It's not about getting to wear whichever t-shirt you want
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Male 40,343
thething911 You cannot be that ignorant, you must be joking or stoned out of you tree. At any rate you managed to ignore everything I said, so there's no point in talking further.

Or you could be a pure troll, that's possible too. I'm betting: high as a kite.
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Male 4,051
broizfam Agreed both are as wrong as can be. The free speech of the kids and her declaring Trump's MAGA slogan is actually the slogan of Neo-Nazi's. I imagine her window into the World is one cable news network.
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Male 2,672
If I tried to tell her how wrong she was I'd be accused of mansplaining and labeled a Nazi misogynistic bigot with cisgendered white male privilege.  Triggered she would then retreat to her gun free safe space.
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Male 84
All aboard the non-stop Trump butthurt train!
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Male 8,435
starzokc Okay, two kids were kicked out of class because of the bias and ignorance of their teacher....and to you it is 'Trump butthurt train'?

You really are incapable of seeing the world as it really is, aren't you? In your world these two kids have no rights because they disagree with you personally. 
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Male 84
megrendel I was referring to the teacher and everyone else who seems to be frothing at the mouth about everything Trump does as being butthurt not the students.  I think they have every right to wear a shirt that has a presidential slogan on it and the teacher is an idiot that probably equates all conservatives as the same as nazi's. 

Also I think you're grouchy and its time for your nap.
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Male 8,435
starzokc I'll admit to being grouchy. I've been auditing three different warehouses in two different countries so far this week. My ass is dragging.

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Male 378
megrendel I love it when misunderstandings are settled in a mature and civil manner.

ALSO BUTT SCOOTS!!! That dog has an itchy rectum!
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