Source - The principal of an Oklahoma high school apologized after its yearbook featured a quotation attributed to Adolf Hitler. Students at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Oklahoma City discovered the quote when they got the books earlier this month. Graduating seniors chose quotes to pair with their portraits.
A quote listed above Hitler’s name says, “If you want to shine like the sun, first you have to burn like it.” Some translations of Hitler’s manifesto “Mein Kampf” include similar wording, though the author of the excerpt is disputed.
Principal David Morton sent parents a letter last week accepting blame for the gaffe and saying the school was buying stickers students could place over the offending quote. Morton could not be reached for comment Monday. A spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, which oversees the school, says the student who chose the Hitler quote was disciplined. The school also is reviewing its process for the student-chosen quotations. Unfortunately, and clearly, the process failed to work in this case,” Diane Clay said in an email. “The school is evaluating changes.”
Stickers are meant to draw attention, not deflect it. You don’t wear a sticker to have people not look at it. No one would have noticed if they didn’t say anything. “If you want to shine like the sun, first you must burn like it” could pass as Steve Jobs or Russell Westbrook quote. Now everyone knows it’s a Hitler. Way to go. I wonder what stickers they bought. Smily faces? Stars of David? Dinosaurs? I wouldn’t put it past them to pick Swastika stickers if the same guy’s in charge.
Of all the fundraising that’s done in high school they can’t just print new yearbooks? I remember walking around selling hundreds of dollars in magazine subscriptions in hopes of getting a slinky. What a waste of time. If all he wanted was to be noticed he went about it the wrong way. At least be original like these kids:
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