On the 4th anniversary of the controversial Tabula saga, here's what I see
Tough decisions these days. The fact that these are tough decisions gives me hope that we are listening to each other and working to improve our knowledge of each other. What is offensive, what takes the wind out of our sails when we are young, what makes a young person think they are not safe or not welcome? It's a hard call. The most vulnerable students in my experience are not yet ready with vocabulary and confidence to let us know when they have been intimidated by others' behavior or words. I applaud the amount of thought that went into this decision and the thought that is still being thought. I would like, very much, to know why folks need to come up with ways to intimidate the vulnerable and to begin to understand ways to re route intimidation tactics. If the strong intimidate only other strong folks that's one thing, it's the very quiet, very alone folks I worry about.
I knew nothing about the supposed sinister meaning of an upside down OK sign until this whole yearbook happened. And come to think of it, in these last four years since, I don't recall hearing anything about this wicked symbol since.
I played this game as a kid with my friends. I got hit plenty of times for looking and caught others looking when I did it. I searched to see if I could find any reference to this symbol not being “OK” by 2023 standards and can’t find anything dated after 2019. This seems like one more flash in the pan.