…with Liberals and uniformity? I mentioned here a Liberal Justice’s fear of “the noisiness of republican democracy.” Following is an example from near the other end of the jurisdictional spectrum.
It seems a grade schooler at the Caprock Academy in Grand Junction, CO, shaved her head in solidarity for a classmate and friend who was undergoing cancer treatment and in the process losing her own hair. This got the grade schooler expelled from Caprock: such a thing violated the school’s precious dress code.
Never mind that shaving heads is a widespread and well-known act for the purpose: solidarity and emotional support for someone who is losing their own hair from a cancer treatment régime. Never mind that the Caprock administrators knew the purpose of this girl’s head-shaving. No: Get outta here.
The school’s excuse? Unbelievably, it’s this. Caprock’s President and Board of Directors Chairman, Catherine Norton Breman, said the school’s dress code
was created to promote safety, uniformity, and a non-distracting environment for the school’s students. Under this policy, shaved heads are not permitted.
Uniformity. No exceptions. In what way, exactly, is supporting a friend in her extended hour of need in any way unsafe or distracting to other students?
In what way, exactly, is non-uniformity such a fearful thing? Especially in an environment where students are supposed to be learning to think—and to think for themselves—is non-uniformity such a terrifying thing?
Of whom, or of what philosophy, are Liberals trying to make all of us—all of our children—unthinking, carbon copy acolytes?
I should note that, in the end, the girl’s expulsion from school only lasted one day, and she was allowed back to school the following Tuesday. The school’s directors also were to meet—behind closed doors, of course—to “discuss” this thing. The questions above remain though: of what is this bunch of Liberals, and all Liberals, apparently—so terrified of people, or children, not being all alike?