Students suspended for wearing Confederate flags to protest

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Students suspended for wearing Confederate flags to protest

Postby Brandon » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:11 pm

http://news.yahoo.com/students-suspended-wearing-confederate-flags-protest-gay-rainbow-134602291.html

Students suspended for wearing Confederate flags to protest gay rainbow flag


At Tahoma High School in the nether suburbs of Seattle, it’s totally okay to display a gay-pride flag, but two juniors were suspended for three days for wearing Confederate flags at school.

An unnamed school district spokesman said that a sophomore had been exhibiting a gay-pride flag at Tahoma High for the last two weeks, reports local CBS affiliate KIRO. When the two juniors showed up on Tuesday in a common area wearing the Confederate flags as a political statement in response, they were suspended.

School officials said the Confederate flags caused a disruption because some students were upset. The officials added that the garb was an undisclosed violation of the Tahoma High dress code.

At least one of the unidentified, Confederate flag-wearing students wore the controversial symbol around his neck in some fashion.

Local residents supported the school’s decision, according to KIRO.

“I can see where we wouldn’t okay that,” said concerned aunt Tiki Scroggins, who was at at school to pick up her nephew. “There’s too many ethnic backgrounds that that could offend.”

“It’s about the attitude,” she added.

Students with whom the CBS affiliate spoke also voiced support for the suspension. They noted that it’s one thing to see the flag on a vehicle, but another to see it at school.

“You don’t expect, like, kids to show up with a Confederate flag on their back,” senior Coleman Wooten said.

It’s not clear if the two juniors will fight their suspensions.

In February, school officials in Wolcott, Conn reversed a prior decision to prohibit a high school student from wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with an anti-gay message. (RELATED: Connecticut high school student can wear anti-gay shirt after all)

The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut represented the student, Seth Groody.

The civil liberties organization had previously warned that it was ready to sue the school district to protect Groody’s First Amendment rights.

The white t-shirt was festooned with a bold, red “universal no” circle and slash mark symbol superimposed over a multicolored rainbow. The other side of the shirt contained male and female stick figures holding hands and the words “Excessive Speech Day.”

Groody had worn the shirt to Wolcott High School on a day that had been designated as a day of awareness concerning the harassment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals.

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So basically the constitution is only for those that the media and government deem worthy these days? If it's unpopular then all of a sudden it is not protected by the same laws as the popular movements?

What about the people who are offended by the rainbow flag.

Well, we can't have students upset, can we now? Let's suspend the giving of tests, exams, taking attendance, charging for lunch--anything that might cause the little darlings any distress. That way, they'll be prepared for a completely safe society in which there is no freedom of choice.

Only a hypocrite would proclaim himself tolerant because he supports one groups beliefs while, on the other hand, he shows no tolerance for, and punishes, those of other groups whose beliefs he does not support.
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Re: Students suspended for wearing Confederate flags to prot

Postby MedicoNisaba » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:04 am

The people displaying the gay rainbow flag AND the people displaying the Confederate flag are each stupid; but that's what the First Amendment is all about.

Honestly, I'm sick and fucking tired of each side. I don't care if you're gay, just don't expect special treatment.

This country is bankrupt and a disgraceful mess because of morons arguing about non-issues like this.
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Re: Students suspended for wearing Confederate flags to prot

Postby dslayermo » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:52 am

MedicoNisaba wrote:The people displaying the gay rainbow flag AND the people displaying the Confederate flag are each stupid; but that's what the First Amendment is all about.

Honestly, I'm sick and fucking tired of each side. I don't care if you're gay, just don't expect special treatment.

This country is bankrupt and a disgraceful mess because of morons arguing about non-issues like this.



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Re: Students suspended for wearing Confederate flags to prot

Postby Brandon » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:16 pm

dslayermo wrote:
MedicoNisaba wrote:The people displaying the gay rainbow flag AND the people displaying the Confederate flag are each stupid; but that's what the First Amendment is all about.

Honestly, I'm sick and fucking tired of each side. I don't care if you're gay, just don't expect special treatment.

This country is bankrupt and a disgraceful mess because of morons arguing about non-issues like this.



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Quoted for extra FUCKING TRUTH!

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Re: Students suspended for wearing Confederate flags to prot

Postby Regg » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:25 pm

How dare we allow free speech and not fucking censor words!!!!
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Re: Students suspended for wearing Confederate flags to prot

Postby Brandon » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:28 pm

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