In recent years it has become an annual kerfuffle as students at Oak Park and River Forest High School debated and voted on just what to wear for their graduation. The blue suit and white dress/slacks argument vs. caps and gowns discussion seemed like innocent progressivism. 

But while we blithely discussed how the times were changing, the times actually changed. We are in a new day where there are authentic issues related to gender identity and our discussion must be more complex and nuanced.

Time, in our opinion, for the school board to take this issue to its table and to permanently decide on one color of caps and gowns that reflect our vision of inclusion and unity. 

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