The school says Young didn’t submit a revised version of the speech and that a graduation speech is not the time for a student to “push his personal agenda on a captive audience.”
Seriously, a high school graduation is a sufficiently grueling ordeal as it is. (Except for my last son’s. In an out in an hour, well done!). And it’s really not the place for politics. Indeed, I would suggest we need fewer politics in our public space, not more. Also, let’s face it, there are people who like to make everything about themselves; we need less indulgence of that, too.