>Two articles today highlight the seriousness of fashion. You’re entitled to your opinions, but you could run into problems by wearing them on your sleeve.
Airline passenger told to conceal Arabic T-shirt (MSNBC.com, 30 August ’06)
“NEW YORK – An Arab human rights activist was prevented from boarding a plane at Kennedy Airport while wearing a T-shirt that read, “We will not be silent,” in English and Arabic.
“One official told him, “Going to an airport with a T-shirt in Arabic script is like going to a bank and wearing a T-shirt that says, ‘I’m a robber,”’ he said.”
Anti-Bush shirt OK in school, court says (MSNBC.com, August ’06)
“MONTPELIER, Vt. – A middle school that censored the anti-drug, anti-Bush message on a student’s T-shirt violated the boy’s right to free speech, an appeals court ruled Wednesday.
The shirt bore images of cocaine and a martini glass — in addition to messages calling President Bush a lying drunk driver who abused cocaine and marijuana, and the “chicken-hawk-in-chief” who was engaged in a “world domination tour.”
“Guiles, now 15, said he was pleased. “I think this is a very good sign that even with the current administration and the way the country is going there can still be a justice that allows free speech,” he said.”