You forgot the part where people are suddenly alright with internal school disciplinary policies being used to curtail the external actions of students where previous they were outraged, eg bong hits for Jesus. In this instance, the actions being condoned are even worse than the one being condemned in the bong hits controversy - here we have people who are using what is effectively a loophole in the system to mete out social justice because they think, rightly so, racism is wrong. The problem is that it is neither the journalist's place nor the layman's to decide what the punishment should be for public displays of verbal racism and that goes doubly so if that punishment includes bringing the issue to the attention of an agency that isn't charged with, or even considered remotely capable of, policing teenager's behavior. I'm sure that everyone who agreed with the bong hits decision, both the school system's and the supreme court's, think that smoking weed is wrong, and that is why they have no problem with using a loophole, which is now a fairly permanent part of our culture, to unleash their righteous indignation upon an unwitting teenager via the school system. Just because these teenagers are racists doesn't give anyone the right to act with impunity. I'll freely admit that this is a false equivalency and all that or at least is a fairly poor analogy.