Posted on November 20, 2021

Hamilton High School Students Fired From Co-Op Placement Over “OK” Hand Gesture

Cosmin Dzsurdzsa, True North, November 12, 2021

A 17-year-old high school student was fired from a hospital co-op placement after her employer alleged that an “OK” hand gesture she made in a social media photo was a symbol of white supremacy.

The hand gesture, frequently used to indicate satisfaction or approval, has been painted by the far-left as a sign meant to signal “white power.”

According to Grade 12 student Megan Breeze, she had no knowledge the sign could be misinterpreted that way.

“It wasn’t meant to be racist and it wouldn’t happen again. I thought it means ‘OK.’ Like a thumbs-up sign,” Breeze told the Hamilton Spectator.


Her troubles began after the teacher who interviewed Breeze took a photo of her and four students in which she made the hand gesture which was later posted to social media.

Soon after the photo was posted, Breeze’s parents got a phone call from the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) to come into a meeting.

“They said it was a racist sign. I didn’t know. I was accused of being a racist,” said Breeze.


According to the Hamilton Health Services (HHS), a community member made a tip regarding Breeze accusing her of racism.