A couple of high school seniors in Northport, NY are in trouble:
The article goes on to say that the school will be offering a written apology to parents this week and is investigating ways to replace the offending pages or provide tape to cover them up.
I understand that any reference to Hitler will provoke a lot of emotions in people, and that free speech has limits when we’re talking about a high school yearbook (presumably they wouldn’t print obscenities, personal insults or incites to riot). But honestly, isn’t this a bit of an overreaction? First of all, out of context, I would never have identified these two quotes as from Mein Kampf. Secondly, while the quotes are debatable and provocative, they hardly reach the level of offensive. I think the overblown reaction was just what the students were hoping for, and gives them more attention than they deserve. Am I alone on this?