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Coffee & Toast with Marion Bolden

Filed By Ed Team | June 28, 2007 6:28 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Andre Johnson, censorship, coming out of the closet, LGBT youth, Marion Bolden, New Jersey, Newark, pride, yearbook

"We have to own up to the fact that it was a homophobic moment. That's what everybody's afraid to say. There are sensitivity issues we need to talk about as a result of this." -- Newark, New Jersey school superintendent Marion Bolden in a recently released statement. Ms. Bolden called student Andre Johnson to personally apologize for ordering staff to use a black marker to censor a picture in the yearbook of Andre kissing his boyfriend.

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