Friday, October 24, 2008

"Hit a Jew Day"

A group of students at Parkway West Middle School in suburban St. Louis are in trouble for organizing "Hit a Jew Day".  Apparently the sixth graders there decided to organize an unofficial "spirit week" that started off with "Hug a Friend Day" (harmless enough) and was followed by "High Five Day" (also harmless).  However, Wednesday heralded "Hit a Tall Person Day"; at least they can fight back, I suppose, and beside discrimination against the vertically gifted hasn't been historically a serious problem.  Still, a "spirit day" activity based on violence seems iffy at best. 

Then came Thursday's "Hit a Jew Day".  One wonders what Friday was going to be.  "Spike a Kike"?  At least that rhymes.