This week Amy is a speaker at Texas A&M for their "Social Justice Week".
Each day during "social justice week" they'll address issues such as sexism, racism and classism. A representative from "The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource center, who will also be participating in "Social justice week" says it calls attention to communities that are often under-represented and misunderstood.
When I read something like this, Matt or Amy Roloff being a guest speaker at a function like this one, I can't help think of only one thing - yes you know what's coming - but honestly how can the whole Jeremy issue be ignored? This is the basis of the whole issue. Guest speakers invited to a diversity seminar should not have kids that use hate speech words that are offensive to 3/4 of the other speakers in the room! And if other speakers did have kids who used these words, I would hope that they would expect their son to apologize and have a reaction other than wanting people to ignore it.
If Amy honestly feels they are unfairly labeled hypocrites, I would love for all the guest speakers of the various issues and diverse groups, to gather in a room and for Amy to tell the other speakers what Jeremy and his friends, who she feels are "great kids", what they have said about the various groups the speakers belong to. I would like for Amy to explain to them that she doesn't feel that Jeremy should have apologized, the public should just let it go and let her son continue make demeaning jokes about the other minority groups.
If Amy and Matt truly feel the hypocrite label is unfair, I would love for her to explain this issue at an event like this with this assortment of speakers and for her to see what kind of reaction she would get.
You can read the whole article about this event here: