Alabama high school graduate Chelsey Ramer was fined $1,ooo and denied her diploma and transcripts after wearing an eagle feather attached to her mortarboard as a symbol of her Native American heritage.
Is this fair? The student asked to pay homage to her culture. The administrators denied her initial request. She wore the feather despite their denial. Is it about the feather and heritage, following directions, or defiance? Could the feather have been placed elsewhere to still pay homage? Could the student have placed the feather atop her head AFTER she had her diploma in her hand?
In no way is it the assertion that the student was wrong. When creating revolution there will be those who do not understand and thereby challenge. HOW DO WE STAND?!?