Student ordered to cover Trump shirt on ‘America Day’; Black immigrant punched over MAGA hat

The American Mirror | 4/16/2019 | Staff
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Trump supporters still brave enough to wear a Make America Great Again hat in public are learning there’s serious consequences for standing up for what they believe in, and they’re speaking out against their haters regardless.

Epping High School freshman Ciretta Mackenzie told Boston 25 she was reprimanded when she wore a MAGA hat and t-shirt to school last Monday for a themed “America Day,” and she thinks it’s BS.

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“It’s just a shirt, and it only says ‘Trump: Make America Great Again.’ It doesn’t say anything like ‘build a wall,’ so I don’t get how it could be offensive, how it could be disrespectful,” Mackenzie said.

She pointed out her school’s dress code doesn’t address political clothing, and she shouldn’t be singled out because of her support for the president.

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“If it said no political gear, I could understand why I was dress coded, but it didn’t say that, so I feel like I’m obligated to have my own opinion and other people can have theirs,” she said. “We don’t have to agree, that’s fine.”

The student said she agreed to cover up her shirt with a friend’s sweatshirt and took off the hat, but the attention and taunting from her classmates made for a shameful experience.

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“Some kids are making (me) feel like I’m uneducated and a bad kid for believing what I want to believe and that’s not right,” Mackenzie said. “I was surprised or mad, I was just upset and embarrassed, really.”

Her father agrees, though he would prefer school officials to maintain an unbiased atmosphere rather than censor political messages.

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“We don’t want politics to be totally removed from schools, it needs to be in schools,” he said. “The way they went about it was, well oh the answer to this problem was remove everything, you don’t want that.”

Superintendent Valerie McKenny told confirmed...
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