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Playing of Macklemore song leads to suspension of Michigan teacher


By Katie Abdilla          Posted: 12/02/12 9:14pm         

A teacher in South Lyon, Mich., temporarily was suspended last week because she allowed a student to play a song by hip-hop sensation Macklemore in her eighth-grade music class.

The song, “Same Love,” depicts the emotional struggle of a homosexual male as he goes through life. The South Lyon Community School District stood by its decision to suspend Susan Johnson for three days because of “pro gay-marriage content.”

Now, I would understand if this song was being played in front of elementary school kids who might not understand the concept. But eighth grade? This, I do not understand.

It seems a bit unfair to the students, seeing as the concept of gay marriage and homosexuality is everywhere in the media — it has been for quite some time, and shows no signs of letting up. Middle school is a pivotal time in life, where you begin to define who you are as a person. Keeping students sheltered in such a way will only create more opportunities for close-mindedness in the near future.


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