When a 14-year-old girl wore a “McCain Girl” T-shirt to her Obama-loving middle school before the election, her classmates told her she was stupid and deserved to die. The daughter of a liberal mother and a conservative father, Catherine Vogt wanted to test whether classmates in Oak Park, a liberal suburb of Chicago, would tolerate other points of view. Nope.
Her classmates told she was stupid; several suggested she should die or be killed.
One student suggested that she be put up on a cross for her political beliefs.
“He said, ‘You should be crucifixed.’ It was kind of funny because, I was like, don’t you mean ‘crucified?’ ” Catherine said.
Another classmate said she should be “burned with her shirt on” for “being a filthy-rich Republican.”
Catherine, who won’t say which candidate she supports, wore an Obama shirt the next day and was told that she’d regained her intelligence.
When she revealed the experiment in history class — the teacher knew all along — fellow students seemed to realize they’d failed the tolerance and inclusion test.
Via Katie Allison Granju.