a high school student who is writing to you to tell you of my
personal experience with ski mask discrimination. I go to high
school in Virginia. At the end of January, whilst suffering from a
minor chest cold, I decided to wear a ski mask to one of my high
school's basketball games. Now, mind you, this was not even
the "scary" black kind. This, Mr. Kiesow, was a bright red ski mask.
Things got a little rowdy at the game, of course, due to the fact
this game was against one of the conference rivals (we won, of
the assembly that Monday (it was a Friday game) I was called out on
my wearing of a ski mask and was told not to do it again.
There was no reasoning behind the ban on my ski mask; the principal
simply said, "Walk into 7-eleven with it on and see what happens."
I didn't do that due to scheduling conflicts and no available time
,<A tad redundant, yes>
I was, however, still irked about the ski mask ban. A friendly
red ski mask, no harm at all.
Because of this, I brought (not wore), the red ski mask to the
next Friday game and had it hanging out of my pocket. The next
Tuesday (we didn't have school that Monday) I was called into the
principal's office and suspended from school for one day.
don't get it. I have now lost respect for my principal.
He is beyond reasoning with (maybe not beyond, more like below).
Thank you for listening to my story.
(All this Mr. Kiesow
talk makes me feel old. Let me tell you something, sunny, all
this Mr. Smacky G shit will never get me laid. I still
ride dirty. Word to your Mother.)
I'm sorry that you
got charged with such a stupid thing. If anyone should have
gotten charged with anything it should have been the lady
calling the cops. She was the one trying to start panic!
If it makes you feel better
I was charged with assault with a weapon because the tail of my
long trench coat knocked a cup off
<we are not sure what she spilt.
Hopefully is was not semen> a restaurant table and hit
the waitress on the foot. I should make a sister site to
combat trench coat discrimination. Or we should do
something to combat extra zealous law enforcement.
Good luck in your campaign
|It was actually
30 people who called the cops.
One a side note, I used
to date a girl named Amy in High School. She broke my heart.
Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Amy...
|I'M 70 YEARS OLD NOW
BUT I WAS LEFT WITH 6 KIDS TO RAISE BY MYSELF. I DIDN'T DRIVE AND
COULDN'T AFFORD A CAR IF I COULD. I WAS A COOK IN A NURSING
HOME ABOUT 3 MILES FROM MY HOME. MOST MORNINGS I WALKED TO
WORK. A LADY I WORKED WITH GAVE ME A SKI MASK TO WEAR ON COLD
MORNINGS. ONE OF MY SONS GOT OLD ENOUGH TO GET HIS LICENSE AND
AN OLD CAR. HE TOOK ME TO WORK ONE MORNING, I PUT THE SKI MASK
ON CAUSE THE CAR WAS COLD. WE WERE DRIVING THROUGH TOWN IN
FRONT OF THE PANTRY <I
have a pantry in my kitchen. What does she mean here? It
must be an old person term...>
HERE IN CALHOUN, KY.
THE CITY COP WAS PULLING OUT AND HE SAW MY MASK AND PULLED US OVER
ABOUT HALF A BLOCK FROM MY WORK. THIS HAPPENED ABOUT 25 YEAR
||People who write
in caps and fail to use paragraphs make me upset. It reminds
me of when my Dad locked me in a closet with an angry mule, a box
of cheap cigars and fifth of scotch.
Mommy, why did you let
|I can see this man
trying to do something to stop the fear we all have lived with
because of terrorists, BUT society needs to get back to living
outside of fear.
It's too bad this man
<His name is
was arrested for trying
to do something good. On the other hand, it can also get the
crazies out here to "think we'll know one will know weather its safe
or me getting ready to rob a bank or worse"
<I have no idea what
she means there BUT there is passion in the words...>
so it has it's up and downs at this point. Have a nice
|I did not have a
peaceful day today. My prostate is all swollen up and it hurts
when I pee.
I saw an article in the
paper today about your campaign to support ski mask wearing.
Itís about time someone did something for the poor old ski mask!
My son, who is eight,
has a great sense of style and said he needed a ski mask this
winter. We looked everywhere in town but couldnít find one! I
ended up buying a plain black stocking cap and making it into a
ski mask for him. We saw the prejudice first hand at the
elementary school the next morning when the playground monitor
told him to take it off.
Itís true that a person
canít wear a ski mask most places now days. My son has chosen
an alternative, a black fedora and a pin-striped suit. He
actually gets lots of compliments on it!
Keep up the good work!
|Gina, your son may be gay but there is
nothing wrong with that. Some think I am half gay and it is
crap. Just ask my girlfriend from Canada. She has no
complaints if you catch my drift.
One a side note, I took a quiz the other
day that tells you what type of super hero you would be if you
really had super powers. I took it and it said I was "Electra, the
female ninja assassin."
I am not sure how I feel about that.
I feel more like Robin...
"Holy Ski Mask, Batman!"