Allegedly a high school in California digitally removed any mention of the name “Turning Point USA” from inclusion event photos.
Whitney High School claims that TPUSA was edited out in an attempt to “show school unity” and no preference from one club to another.
This, however, is exactly why schools have clubs. Students like different hobbies and activities.
In fact, at this specific event, clubs were allowed to set up tables during lunch and advertise themselves. The Turning Point chapter from Whitney High School did just that. So why erase them?
The stickers erased from images did not bear radical phrases that could be offensive. The TPUSA stickers said things like “I ‘heart’ America”, “free speech” and “USA”.
It is ironic that a sticker saying “free speech” would be censored.
Turning Point USA tweeted, “Whitney High School digitally assassinated any mention of TPUSA from a so-called ‘inclusion event’ group photo-editing out TPUSA logos & branding from students’ shirts. This is straight out of Orwell.”
Brayden Locketz, a member of the group, says that the students were given no prior warning to remove the stickers. They were silently erased.
“It might have been a different story. But they went ahead and did it after the fact,” Locketz said, claiming that the school made students wearing the stickers “feel like bad people”.
“Students from my club don’t feel good on this campus whatsoever,” Said Blake Whitney, leader of the chapter. “We feel like the school is trying to silence us.”
This is the truth, for so many young conservatives around the nation.