Alex: *doesn't respond*
John: Oh, right, it's Day of Silence
Today - The possibilities are endless. Just imagine: tens of thousands of students, from San Francisco, California to Irmo, South Carolina, united in a visible silence to create real change in local schools. Whether used to educate classmates on the damaging effects of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment or to demand passage of a statewide nondiscriminatory act inclusive of LGBT people, the Day of Silence® is an awesome opportunity to create more inclusive school environments and make some noise.
"Please understand my reasons for not speaking today. I support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights. People who are silent today believe that laws and attitudes should be inclusive of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. The day of silence is to draw attention to those who have been silenced by hatred, oppression, and prejudice. Think about the voices you are not hearing. What can you do to end the silence?"
This should be a valid excuse not to have to talk for a day at school.
Person 2:*does not reply*
Person 1: Oh yea thats right it's the day of silence. Whats it mean to you?
PErson 2:*Shows card for not speaking*
(Mexican)"Oh boy, do we have a Day of Silence?"
(Mexican)"Why not? We're oppressed too."
(Teacher)"Yes, but gay people are above everyone else. See, you might be oppressed, but nobody cares because gay people are much more important than you."
(Mexican)"Oh, I see. Thanks, teach!"