Polling Booth: "Kick a Ginger" Controversy
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Polling Booth: “Kick a Ginger” Controversy

Inspired by a 2005 South Park episode in which redheads are satirized as a target for baseless oppression, a bunch of kids at a Burlington elementary school thought it would be hilarious to hold their own “Kick a Ginger Day” last Friday. Allegedly, up to twenty-eight kids ganged up on four of their redheaded peers and kicked them, though not hard enough to warrant medical attention. About half of the aggressors were suspended for a week, but according to the Star, some of the parents are protesting the suspensions, saying either that their perfect angels weren’t involved, or that it was all in good fun. Coming up next: Kick a Four-Eyed Freak Day, followed by an experiment to see who jumps off a cliff once all their friends have done it.