Welcome to North High School in Eastlake, Ohio, where the lunch menu calls for a serving of tacos, and the football games call for a nice serving of homophobia.
Cue this YouTube video from user djmisswitch. The video captures fans from North High School -- presumably a ton of students -- chanting at a football game against rival Willoughby South High. Clearly the two schools have some sort of rivalry. So what do fans from North High School chant to their opponents from Willoughby South?
"Powder Blue Faggots."
Way to send a message to students that the term is acceptable. As djmisswitch notes on their YouTube page, "No teachers or parents from the sidelines intervened to stop the problem, and this chant occurred 3 times in the first 3 minutes of the game."
Send a message to North High School's principal, urging her to address this anti-gay fight song, and work to make sure that words like "faggot" have no place at North High School, whether it's in the football stands, in the locker room, in the cafeteria, hallways, or classrooms.
In the video, the students chant "powder blue fa*gots" over and over again. The person who captured this on film noted that "No teachers or parents from the sidelines intervened to stop the problem, and this chant occurred 3 times in the first 3 minutes of the game."
I urge you to address this. Use of the term "fa*got" should not be acceptable in any capacity, whether it happens in football stands, in the locker room, in the cafeteria, in the halls, or inside a classroom.
During a Fall semester where the subject of anti-gay bullying and suicide have been all too prevalent, I urge you to address this situation.
Thank you for your time.