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Boner Fight for October 24th, 2018

BONER CANDIDATE #1: YES, PRINCIPAL BROOKS…A REAL COMPLIMENT TO WOMEN’S WEEK.

A social media post on Monday night sparked an outcry from the public about a week-long event at Snow Canyon High School called, “Men’s Week.” The post by the person, who requested to remain anonymous, included photos of posters in the hallways of the school that read, “Friyay: Early Out + Pizza/Soda FORE MEN” and “It feels SO good to be a (word scribbled out) MAN” and “ENTER If you believe MEN are the Superior Gender.” A screen shot of a portion of the post read: “Local friends, I’m not okay with this. I’m speechless. I don’t understand how, in this day and age, a public, taxpayer-funded school administrator would think this is a good idea… These posters, among many others, with statements such as men are the superior gender, were complemented by an assembly to find the best man in the school through a wrestling competition in which kids bloodied themselves to be declared the best man. Meanwhile, boys get to go home early, get to be served exclusively at a special lunch counter, get to listen to the school principal (a man, in case you were uncertain) celebrate, in his words, ‘toxic masculinity’ while speaking derivatively of anyone who gets offended.” Myriad responses with comments on the posts and shares circulated the internet invoking a response from the high school principal, Warren Brooks. Brooks concluded the letter saying, “We hope that the parents and students of our Warrior family know that we are trying to foster an environment where all students will treat each other with kindness, acceptance and respect.”

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BONER CANDIDATE #2: THIS IS HOW LOW THEY WILL GO.

A white supremacist website in Idaho is sending out an extremely racist robocall against Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum. Voters in Florida received the robocall on Tuesday, and HuffPost obtained audio of the recording. Speaking in an exaggerated minstrel dialect, an actor pretends to be Gillum, saying: “Well hello there. I is the Negro Andrew Gillum, and I be asking you to make me governor of this here state of Florida.” Minstrel music plays in the background, and a monkey screeches occasionally to refer to Gillum, who is the mayor of Tallahassee.  The ad says Gillum’s health care plan will be quite cheap, because he’ll just give chicken feet to people as medicine. It talks about how Jewish people are going to vote for him, because Jews are “the ones that been putting Negroes in charge over the white folk, just like they done after the Civil War.” HuffPost reader Rusty Gordon noted that the music in the background of the ad appears to be from “Amos ‘n’ Andy,” the controversial ― and popular ― radio and television show that relied on racial stereotypesAt the end of the robocall, a disclaimer says it was paid for by The Road To Power, a white supremacist website and podcast based in Idaho that sent out a similar call against Gillum in August, when he was running in the Democratic primary. The group has been linked to racist robocalls in Virginia, Oregon, California, Idaho, Iowa and Pennsylvania

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