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Anger over Phoenix-area high schoolers depicting racial slurs is wrongfully directed

Six unidentified Desert Valley High School students spell out "N-I-*-*-E-R" in T-shirts in a viral photo. (Photo: Anonymous)

On Friday, we discovered a viral photo featuring six girls from a Phoenix-area high school likely depicting a racial slur that stirred the interwebs up in a frenzy.

The six girls were a part of a group of 34 meant to spell out “BEST*YOU’VE*EVER*SEEN*CLASS*OF*2016” in a series of T-shirts for their senior panoramic photo at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix.

But instead, the girls decided to get together and use their T-shirts in a xenophobic way, spelling out “N-I-*-*-E-R” in a photo that spread like wildfire over social media.

As expected, outrage ensued. Outrage, I tell you!

Here’s a question we should be addressing: Why do we keep giving dumb people this kind of attention? The attention is exactly why this nonsense keeps happening.

News flash, there are more stupid people driving amongst us on Interstate 10 or State Route 51 on a daily basis than are highlighted in this lame photo.

And school officials are calling for more sensitivity training. Sensitivity training?

I hope its not for these kids — yes, they are kids. I hope the sensitivity training is for the people who are shocked and appalled by a picture they see online.

Don’t get me wrong, if my daughter was one of these clowns in the picture, she wouldn’t see anything but the four walls of her bedroom for a month!

But let’s ask the grown-ups in the room: Are you REALLY offended by the actions of high school students that spell offensive words with crafty T-shirts?

If you are, I would encourage you to stay off of the internet — for good. It’s not a nice place. It’s not a place for you.

Don’t believe me? Just wait to read the comments on this very post!

As Americans, we have the right to offend and the right to be offended.

These girls will be punished accordingly by the school as they were representing with their actions, that’s appropriate.

Let’s just spare each other the rage du jour and let these girls continue to be dumb kids, just like the rest of their millions of peers nationwide.

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