Dress Code Outrage

From Raia and my neck of the woods, some shameful actions on the part of a public high school in Pomfret, MD.

WASHINGTON -- Thomas Benya wore a braided bolo tie under his purple
graduation gown this week as a subtle tribute to his Native American

Administrators at his school in Charles County, Md., decided that the
string tie was too skinny. They denied him his diploma, at least temporarily, as

The bolo, common in contemporary American Indian culture, is not
considered a tie by his public school in Pomfret. If Benya wants the diploma, he
will have to schedule a conference with the administrators.


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