High school spirit day called "disgusting"

Mar 2012
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Texas high school students caused some controversy this week after photos of their spirit week event, "thug day," went viral on social media.

Approximately 30 students who attend the Memorial High School in Houston arrived at school on Tuesday wearing oversized jerseys, chains, fake tattoos and cornrows, according to KHOU11. School officials have released a statement, in which they claim the theme was to wear sports jerseys and that the "inappropriate dress and body/hair decorations" were an "alternative, unapproved response." But students claim that the "thug day" theme has been happening for years.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Goodwin collected the images from her peers' social media accounts and shared them on Twitter. The senior also shared a photo timestamped from 2015, tweeting, "2015 at memorial high school. Happens year after year I'm telling y' all it needs to stop."

Monica Day, a former student, told KHOU11 that the premise of "thug day" quickly became the real meaning of "jersey day,” and that students circulated the idea with secret flyers. She added that in 2015, the official term was "senior swag day," which also resulted in insensitive outfits based on racist stereotypes.

"We also used to have 'Senioritas' which was a Mexican theme day in which many girls would wear Mexican dresses and boys would wear ponchos, sombreros and fake mustaches," Day told the outlet. "During the theme day students would 'act Mexican' and ask other students if they needed their lawns mowed. One female student who I will not name went so far as to dress as a border patrol officer at school."

High school's spirit week 'thug day' called racist, disgusting and insensitive
 
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Lol at "Thug day"

Now if they're consistent, they've gotta get rid of:

Opposite sex day (makes fun of the trans)
redneck day (Makes fun of white rednecks)
60's day (makes fun of the drugged up liberal hippies)
Fiesta Day (Makes fun of the Mexicans)



Political Correctness ruins a lot of fun things
 
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I remember a couple of years ago, they said white people couldn't dress up like the Black Panther movie characters cause it was racist.
 
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Texas high school students caused some controversy this week after photos of their spirit week event, "thug day," went viral on social media.

Approximately 30 students who attend the Memorial High School in Houston arrived at school on Tuesday wearing oversized jerseys, chains, fake tattoos and cornrows, according to KHOU11. School officials have released a statement, in which they claim the theme was to wear sports jerseys and that the "inappropriate dress and body/hair decorations" were an "alternative, unapproved response." But students claim that the "thug day" theme has been happening for years.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Goodwin collected the images from her peers' social media accounts and shared them on Twitter. The senior also shared a photo timestamped from 2015, tweeting, "2015 at memorial high school. Happens year after year I'm telling y' all it needs to stop."

Monica Day, a former student, told KHOU11 that the premise of "thug day" quickly became the real meaning of "jersey day,” and that students circulated the idea with secret flyers. She added that in 2015, the official term was "senior swag day," which also resulted in insensitive outfits based on racist stereotypes.

"We also used to have 'Senioritas' which was a Mexican theme day in which many girls would wear Mexican dresses and boys would wear ponchos, sombreros and fake mustaches," Day told the outlet. "During the theme day students would 'act Mexican' and ask other students if they needed their lawns mowed. One female student who I will not name went so far as to dress as a border patrol officer at school."

High school's spirit week 'thug day' called racist, disgusting and insensitive
I live in Houston, and I didn't see anything about this. I do live a long way from the Memorial area though.
 
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Lol at "Thug day"

Now if they're consistent, they've gotta get rid of:

Opposite sex day (makes fun of the trans)
redneck day (Makes fun of white rednecks)
60's day (makes fun of the drugged up liberal hippies)
Fiesta Day (Makes fun of the Mexicans)



Political Correctness ruins a lot of fun things
When I went to school the only days we had were school days, no dress up anything days.
 
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Texas high school students caused some controversy this week after photos of their spirit week event, "thug day," went viral on social media.

Approximately 30 students who attend the Memorial High School in Houston arrived at school on Tuesday wearing oversized jerseys, chains, fake tattoos and cornrows, according to KHOU11. School officials have released a statement, in which they claim the theme was to wear sports jerseys and that the "inappropriate dress and body/hair decorations" were an "alternative, unapproved response." But students claim that the "thug day" theme has been happening for years.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Goodwin collected the images from her peers' social media accounts and shared them on Twitter. The senior also shared a photo timestamped from 2015, tweeting, "2015 at memorial high school. Happens year after year I'm telling y' all it needs to stop."

Monica Day, a former student, told KHOU11 that the premise of "thug day" quickly became the real meaning of "jersey day,” and that students circulated the idea with secret flyers. She added that in 2015, the official term was "senior swag day," which also resulted in insensitive outfits based on racist stereotypes.

"We also used to have 'Senioritas' which was a Mexican theme day in which many girls would wear Mexican dresses and boys would wear ponchos, sombreros and fake mustaches," Day told the outlet. "During the theme day students would 'act Mexican' and ask other students if they needed their lawns mowed. One female student who I will not name went so far as to dress as a border patrol officer at school."

High school's spirit week 'thug day' called racist, disgusting and insensitive
In the Houston Chronicle they are reporting the number of students breaking the rules at closer to 6.

Hearing about high school students trying to push the boundaries isn't too shocking. Pretty standard. And from the photos it looks like at least some of the "thugs" are girl babes.


At least a half-dozen students decided to don over-sized NBA jerseys with cornrows, baggy shorts and, in some cases, fake tattoos.

One other student voiced her outrage on Twitter.

"Memorial High School's "thug" day for rising senior spirit week... yes this ACTUALLY happened TODAY at an actual high school but y'all keep saying "racism isn't a problem anymore"... right alright," Memorial High School senior Rachel Goodwin posted on her Twitter account.








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In the Houston Chronicle they are reporting the number of students breaking the rules at closer to 6.

Hearing about high school students trying to push the boundaries isn't too shocking. Pretty standard. And from the photos it looks like at least some of the "thugs" are girl babes.


At least a half-dozen students decided to don over-sized NBA jerseys with cornrows, baggy shorts and, in some cases, fake tattoos.

One other student voiced her outrage on Twitter.

"Memorial High School's "thug" day for rising senior spirit week... yes this ACTUALLY happened TODAY at an actual high school but y'all keep saying "racism isn't a problem anymore"... right alright," Memorial High School senior Rachel Goodwin posted on her Twitter account.








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I think the reason for the media coverage is someone took photos and they went viral. The students claim its been going on since 2015 but this is the first time they were put on social media.