Jerry Herron, professor of American studies at Wayne State, called the protest admirable.
"But killing the messenger has never worked," he said. "Talking to their friends, one on one, about the issues, might be another way to get their message across."
So these kids are supposed to talk one-on-one with their classmates? When should I expect an illegal immigrant to come to my door (mistaken for a Jehovah's witness?) to discuss their positions on immigration and birthright citizenship? They don't need to because the media is doing their work for them, bringing their message into my family room. Witness how many newspapers and television reporters drop the word "illegal" when discussing illegal immigration.
When the media starts carrying these teenagers message to my home for them then we can discuss how standing outside with signs isn't the most effective way to get their message across.