In February of my senior year of high school, there was a Black History Month presentation scheduled. But attendance was optional.
The optional attendance policy upset the black students in the school. They staged a walkout during the lunch periods.
As we left, my teacher said softly, "I sure do hate it when these things happen."
"Out there...or in here?" I asked.
"Yeah," he sighed.
In the other audience, though -- the freshmen and juniors -- apparently some people got so offended there were people out of their seats. Good times!